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Stage winner Marcel Kittel on the podium

Sprint-king Kittel bookends the Tour de France once more

July 27, 20:33

Marvellous Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has again underlined his very strong bid for the title of world's best sprinter by winning the Tour's final stage on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday evening.

For the second year in a row, the German came away from the race having won four stages, and, again for the second year in a row, he also 'bookended' the Tour de France by winning both the first and last stages.

Coming into the final few hundred metres of the eighth and final seven-kilometre circuit based on the Champs-Élysées and the Place de la Concorde, with a loop around the Arc...