Michael Matthews wins Stage 10 of the Tour de France

Chris Froome remains in the Yellow Jersey

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The General Classification contenders got through Stage 10 of the Tour de France unscathed, as Michael Matthews won a sprint finish in Revel.

Matthews, who rides for Orica-BikeExchange finished ahead of World Champion Peter Sagan and Edwald Boassen Hagan to claim his maiden win on the Tour. Greg Van Armaret, who previously wore the yellow jersey last week, finished in fourth place.

Sagan's second place finish helped him leapfrog Mark Cavendish and retake control of the green points jersey in the race.

Dan Martin finished nine minutes behind Matthews, with the rest of the peleton. He remains in third place, just the 19 seconds behind leader Chris Froome. Sam Bennett remains in 193rd place, over two hours behind Froome.

Wednesday's stage to Montpellier is expected to be a finish for the sprinters, with Froome, Martin and the rest of the General Classification candidates featuring later in the week. Thursday's finish to the top of Mont Ventoux will be expected crystallize the top of the GC standings.

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