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Kittel: Winning at the Tour de France is never easy

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Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) hardly got a hair out of place in the hectic sprint

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) hardly got a hair out of place in the hectic sprint
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Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) after his third stage win of the 2014 Tour de France

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) after his third stage win of the 2014 Tour de France
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Stage 3 winner Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano)

Stage 3 winner Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano)
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Pucker up

Pucker up
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Marcel Kittel gasped for his breath and fought back the pain after winning his third stage in just four days of racing at the Tour de France, insisting that winning sprints is never easy despite his dominance.