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Andre Greipel wins Tour's 6th stage

Updated: July 4, 2013, 4:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTPELLIER, France -- German rider Andre Greipel won Thursday's sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish and Daryl Impey became the first South African to wear the race leader's yellow jersey after taking it from teammate Simon Gerrans.

In baking hot temperatures, Greipel surged ahead some 500 meters from the line and held off a strong challenge from Peter Sagan and Marcel Kittel.

"It was a very nervous stage today," Greipel said. "We knew we could take it in the sprint ...

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