Tour de France: Groenewegen sprints to victory in Stage 7

France's Yoann Offredo, center, and France's Steph...

France's Yoann Offredo, center, and France's Steph...

Riders pass by a corn field during the seventh sta...

Riders pass by a corn field during the seventh sta...

The pack rides during the seventh stage of the Tou...

The pack rides during the seventh stage of the Tou...

Italy's Giulio Ciccone wearing the overall leader'...

Italy's Giulio Ciccone wearing the overall leader'...

CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) — Dylan Groenewegen won the longest stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Giulio Ciccone kept the yellow jersey on Friday.

The Dutch sprinter edged Australian rival Caleb Ewan and former world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia to claim his fourth career stage win of the Tour.

Squeezed between the crossing of the Vosges and Massif Central mountains, the 230-kilometer trek took the peloton from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone in central-east France.

A Tour de France rookie, Ciccone seized the yellow jersey on Thursday following a long breakaway during the race's first mountain stage.

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