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2014 Tour de France
101st edition: July 5- July 27, 2014

Stage 7 results and photos

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Friday, July 11: Stage 7, Epernay - Nancy, 234.5 km

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Stage 7 finish

Matteo Trentin wins a photo finish victory from Peter Sagan (green jersey) in stage seven. Photo Sirotti

Major ascents:

The Race: The second-longest stage of this year's Tour was again marred by many crashes. Cannondale spent most of the day at the front, keeping a six-man break within reach. As the peloton got closer to the end, other teams, notably Orica-GreenEdge, brought the pace up to a point that a lot riders were getting shelled out the back.

Before the final climb there was a big crash that brought down several BMC riders, notably Tejay van Garderen. He had lots of help from teammates, but the pack was moving so fast he was unable to reduce his one-minute deficit to the speeding peloton. The unfortunate BMC rider is now 3min 14sec behind race leader Vincenzo Nibali.

Over the crest of the final climb, the Côte de Boufflers, BMC rider Greg van Avermaet attacked (while van Garderen was struggling to catch the pack) and over the crest he had a small gap and Peter Sagan for company.

The pair were caught near the finish and just as the pack was in full flight, Andrew Talansky went down hard.

Sagan and Matteo Trentin fought for the stage win and everyone initially thought Sagan had taken the stage. Trentin even congratulated Sagan. But a look at the photos revealed that Trentin was first over the line.

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali finished 16th, in the front group, to remain the overall leader.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 44.2 km/hr

1
Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 5hr 18min 39sec
2
Peter Sagan CANNONDALE
3
Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
4
Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
5
Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE
6
Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM
7
Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR
8
Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING
9
Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING
10
Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM
11
Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR
12
Alejandro Valverde MOVISTAR TEAM
13
Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR
14
v Alberto Costa  LAMPRE - MERIDA
15
Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
16
Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM
17
Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
18
Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING
19
Richie Porte TEAM SKY
20
Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR
21
Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO
22
Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
23
Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING
24
Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY
25
Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM
26
Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA
27
Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR @ 11 seconds
28
Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA + 00' 14''
29
Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE
30
Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY
31
Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
32
Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
33
John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM
34
Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING
35
Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
36
Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR
37
Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
38
Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
39
Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
40
Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO + 00' 21''
41
Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE + 00' 51''
42
Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING + 01' 03''
43
Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM
44
Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING
45
Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING
46
Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
47
Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
48
Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING
49
Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR
50
Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA
51
Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM
52
Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING + 01' 15''
53
Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 20''
54
Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL + 01' 23''
55
Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR + 01' 26''
56
Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
57
Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR
58
Florian Guillou BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
59
Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP
60
Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM
61
Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO
62
Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
63
Sergio Paulinho TINKOFF-SAXO
64
Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE
65
Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE
66
Marco Marcato CANNONDALE
67
Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA
68
Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING
69
Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR
70
Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 01' 37''
71
Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP + 01' 43''
72
Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 01' 54''
73
Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 02' 15''
74
Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM + 02' 30''
75
Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING + 02' 42''
76
Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE
77
Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING
78
Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
79
Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL
80
Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA
81
Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
82
José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA
83
Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
84
Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING
85
Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE
86
Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM
87
Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE + 02' 54''
88
Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE
89
Florian Vachon BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
90
Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL + 03' 06''
91
Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING + 03' 12''
92
Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA + 03' 36''
93
Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR + 03' 39''
94
Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA + 03' 43''
95
Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING
96
Danny Pate TEAM SKY + 03' 46''
97
Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING
98
Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM
99
Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
100
Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP + 03' 48''
101
Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE
102
Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA + 04' 03''
103
Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 04' 24''
104
Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 04' 26''
105
Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 05' 16''
106
Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE + 05' 25''
107
Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE
108
Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA
109
Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
110
Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
111
David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY + 05' 56''
112
Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM + 06' 08''
113
Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM + 06' 08''
114
Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM
115
Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM
116
Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
117
José Joaquin Rojas  MOVISTAR TEAM + 06' 20''
118
Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY + 06' 20''
119
Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE
120
Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR
121
Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR + 07' 28''
122
Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE
123
Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL
124
Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
125
Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
126
Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR + 08' 48''
127
Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
128
Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING
129
Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR
130
Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP
131
Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
132
Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
133
Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING
134
André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL
135
Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA
136
Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP
137
Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE
138
Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP
139
Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE
140
Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 11' 04''
141
Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM + 12' 16''
142
Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM
143
Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR
144
Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
145
Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP
146
Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL
147
Janier Alexis Acevedo  GARMIN - SHARP
148
Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR
149
David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
150
Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
151
Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
152
Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE
153
Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM
154
Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
155
Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP
156
Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO
157
Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM
158
Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO
159
Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE
160
Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
161
Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
162
Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM
163
Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING
164
Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING
165
Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO
166
Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
167
John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
168
Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY
169
Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO
170
Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
171
Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
172
Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
173
Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
174
Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
175
Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
176
Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
177
Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA
178
William Bonnet FDJ.FR
179
Marc Marino Jean CANNONDALE
180
Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
181
Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 13' 28''
182
José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
183
Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL
184
Edward King CANNONDALE + 17' 15''
185
Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
186
Elia Viviani CANNONDALE

GC after Stage 7: 1,291 km raced so far at an average speed of 43.104 km/hr

1 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 29hr 57min 4sec
2 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM @ 2 seconds
3 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE + 00' 44''
4 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 00' 50''
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL + 01' 45''
6 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
7 Richie Porte TEAM SKY + 01' 54''
8 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP + 02' 05''
9 Alejandro Valverde  MOVISTAR TEAM + 02' 11''
10 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
11 Rui Alberto Costa LAMPRE - MERIDA
12 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING + 02' 20''
13 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 02' 25''
14 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02' 27''
15 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY + 02' 30''
16 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 37''
17 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA + 02' 39''
18 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM + 03' 14''
19 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR + 03' 24''
20 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE + 03' 29''
21 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
22 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03' 59''
23 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING
24 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA + 04' 13''
25 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
26 Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING
27 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY + 04' 28''
28 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 04' 45''
29 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 05' 07''
30 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE + 05' 34''
31 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR + 06' 17''
32 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM + 06' 31''
33 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR + 06' 36''
34 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 06' 48''
35 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 07' 03''
36 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE + 07' 06''
37 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM + 08' 52''
38 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 09' 10''
39 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING + 09' 12''
40 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING
41 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM + 09' 20''
42 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR + 09' 25''
43 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 12' 23''
44 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM + 13' 08''
45 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE + 13' 27''
46 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO + 14' 46''
47 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 15' 21''
48 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL + 15' 26''
49 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO + 15' 36''
50 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 17' 13''
51 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 17' 57''
52 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA + 17' 58''
53 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE + 18' 00''
54 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING + 18' 13''
55 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING + 18' 20''
56 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA + 18' 33''
57 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM + 18' 57''
58 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM + 19' 14''
59 José Joaquin Rojas  MOVISTAR TEAM + 20' 18''
60 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE + 20' 25''
61 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE + 21' 31''
62 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 21' 33''
63 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM + 22' 04''
64 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE + 22' 08''
65 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 23' 16''
66 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 23' 21''
67 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 23' 40''
68 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR + 24' 03''
69 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING + 25' 06''
70 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
71 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA + 25' 16''
72 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE + 25' 49''
73 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING + 26' 24''
74 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING + 26' 36''
75 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP + 26' 42''
76 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 26' 57''
77 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 27' 00''
78 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 27' 20''
79 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP + 27' 36''
80 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR + 27' 52''
81 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING + 28' 03''
82 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM + 28' 20''
83 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING + 29' 15''
84 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE + 29' 38''
85 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 29' 56''
86 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE + 30' 31''
87 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 30' 51''
88 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL + 30' 56''
89 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP + 30' 58''
90 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA + 31' 37''
91 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE + 31' 38''
92 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM + 31' 55''
93 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 32' 15''
94 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 32' 40''
95 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE + 32' 50''
96 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING + 33' 06''
97 Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA + 33' 08''
98 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO + 33' 22''
99 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA + 33' 31''
100 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING + 33' 42''
101 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM + 33' 47''
102 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 33' 49''
103 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR + 34' 00''
104 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR + 34' 03''
105 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING + 34' 46''
106 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 34' 56''
107 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 34' 57''
108 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 35' 28''
109 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM + 35' 31''
110 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM + 35' 31''
111 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR + 35' 32''
112 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR + 35' 37''
113 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM + 35' 42''
114 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 35' 52''
115 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY + 35' 55''
116 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 36' 28''
117 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 36' 48''
118 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL + 36' 49''
119 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 36' 57''
120 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR + 37' 03''
121 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL + 38' 11''
122 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 39' 14''
123 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM + 39' 28''
124 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 39' 42''
125 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA + 40' 01''
126 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA + 40' 36''
127 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 40' 54''
128 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP + 41' 05''
129 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA
130 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 41' 25''
131 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 41' 39''
132 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM + 42' 56''
133 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 42' 57''
134 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM + 43' 02''
135 Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 43' 13''
136 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY + 43' 29''
137 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA + 43' 37''
138 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP + 43' 41''
139 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 43' 47''
140 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 44' 13''
141 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 44' 33''
142 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR + 44' 41''
143 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 45' 02''
144 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE + 45' 04''
145 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE + 45' 05''
146 Sergio Paulinho   TINKOFF-SAXO + 45' 21''
147 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY + 45' 32''
148 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE + 45' 51''
149 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL + 46' 22''
150 Danny Pate TEAM SKY + 46' 26''
151 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 46' 39''
152 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP + 47' 16''
153 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA + 47' 35''
154 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 47' 36''
155 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO
156 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR + 49' 17''
157 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 49' 25''
158 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 49' 44''
159 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE + 49' 47''
160 Marc Marino Jean CANNONDALE + 50' 03''
161 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 50' 13''
162 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 50' 25''
163 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 50' 44''
164 Janier Acevedo  GARMIN - SHARP + 50' 47''
165 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 50' 52''
166 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR + 51' 02''
167 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR + 51' 05''
168 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE + 51' 10''
169 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO + 51' 34''
170 William Bonnet FDJ.FR + 52' 02''
171 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 53' 59''
172 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 54' 24''
173 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR + 54' 30''
174 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 55' 17''
175 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 55' 38''
176 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING + 56' 02''
177 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 56' 10''
178 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM + 59' 08''
179 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01h 01' 43''
180 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 01h 02' 36''
181 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 04' 59''
182 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL + 01h 06' 10''
183 David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 01h 06' 14''
184 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01h 06' 20''
185 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 01h 14' 56''
186 Edward King CANNONDALE + 01h 16' 35''

Points Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 259 points
2 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR 146
3 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 137
4 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA 117
5 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 95
6 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL 91
7 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 60
8 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL 56
9 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE 55
10 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 54
11 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM 54
12 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 53
13 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 53
14 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR 44
15 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP 42
16 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 41
17 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 38
18 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE 37
19 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM 32
20 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM 31
21 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING 31
22 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING 30
23 José Joaquin Rojas  MOVISTAR TEAM 30
24 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 30
25 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR 28
26 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING 28
27 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING 28
28 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 28
29 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 26
30 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING 26
31 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR 25
32 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING 24
33 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 24
34 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE 24
35 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO 22
36 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE 22
37 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 21
38 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 20
39 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 20
40 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING 20
41 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR 20
42 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 20
43 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE 20
44 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE 20
45 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 20
46 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR 18
47 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE 18
48 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 18
49 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE 17
50 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 17
51 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 17
52 David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 17
53 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE 16
54 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL 15
55 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE 15
56 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING 15
57 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 15
58 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 15
59 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 15
60 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA 14
61 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP 13
62 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING 11
63 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 11
64 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL 10
65 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 10
66 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 10
67 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 10
68 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL 10
69 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE 9
70 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM 9
71 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA 9
72 Alejandro Valverde  MOVISTAR TEAM 8
73 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 8
74 Rui Alberto Costa  LAMPRE - MERIDA 7
75 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO 7
76 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM 7
77 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR 6
78 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE 6
79 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 6
80 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO 6
81 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 5
82 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY 4
83 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM 4
84 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 4
85 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 4
86 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 3
87 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL 3
88 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 3
89 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 3
90 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO 3
91 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING 2
92 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 2
93 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM 2
94 Sergio Paulinho   TINKOFF-SAXO 2
95 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP 1
96 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR 1
97 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR 1

Mountains Classifications:

1 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 6 points
2 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 5
3 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 4
4 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 4
5 Luis Angel Mate COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 3
6 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR 3
7 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR 2
8 Jelte Slagter Tom GARMIN - SHARP 2
9 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 2
10 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 2
11 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 1
12 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 1
13 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE 1
14 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 1
15 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP 1
16 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE 1
17 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 1
18 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 1

Young Rider Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 29hr 57min 48sec
2 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP @ 6 seconds
3 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 27''
4 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 01' 41''
5 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR + 02' 40''
6 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 11' 39''
7 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 22' 32''
8 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 26' 13''
9 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 26' 16''
10 Jelte Slagter Tom GARMIN - SHARP + 26' 52''
11 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 29' 12''
12 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA + 30' 53''
13 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING + 32' 58''
14 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 35' 08''
15 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 38' 30''
16 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 40' 55''
17 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 43' 03''
18 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 45' 55''
19 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 49' 29''
20 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 49' 41''
21 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 53' 15''
22 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR + 53' 46''
23 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01h 00' 59''
24 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 01h 01' 52''
25 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 01h 04' 15''
26 David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 01h 05' 30''  

Team Classification:

1 Astana Pro Team 89hr 52min 20sec
2 Belkin Pro Cycling @ 4min 18sec
3 Team Sky + 06' 31''
4 BMC Racing Team + 07' 08''
5 Trek Factory Racing + 08' 25''
6 Team Netapp-Endura + 10' 36''
7 Team Katusha + 11' 20''
8 Orica Greenedge + 11' 57''
9 Iam Cycling + 12' 53''
10 Cannondale + 13' 11''
11 Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 14' 36''
12 Garmin - Sharp + 15' 29''
13 Ag2R La Mondiale + 15' 48''
14 Lampre - Merida + 16' 28''
15 Lotto-Belisol + 17' 24''
16 Tinkoff-Saxo + 19' 27''
17 Team Europcar + 20' 10''
18 Movistar Team + 23' 50''
19 FDJ.Fr + 23' 53''
20 Team Giant-Shimano + 38' 38''
21 Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 39' 26''
22 Bretagne - Seche Environnement + 54' 46''  

Stage 7 photos:

Tejay van Gardeen

Tejay van Garderen at the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali signs some autographs before the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali

On the Côte de Boufflers, Alberto Contador looks back at Nibali. Photo ©Sirotti

Vicnenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali has no difficulty today staying out of trouble. Photo ©Sirotti

Michal kwiatkowski and Daniel Oss

Michal Kwiatkowski leads Daniel Oss. Photo ©Sirotti

Jakob Fuglsang and Bauke Mollema

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) leads Bauke Mollema. Photo ©Sirotti

Richie Porte

Sky's new GC man Richie Porte. Photo ©Sirotti

Jens oVigt

Jens Voigt. Photo ©Sirotti

Arnaud Demare

After a brilliant spring, this Tour hasn't gone well for Arnaud Démare. He's crashed several times. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Velits

When several BMC riders went down before the final climb, Peter Velits (pictured) gave his bike to Tejay Van Garderen. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage seven finish

Thinking Peter Sagan had won the stage, Matteo Trentin offers his congratulations. Trentin won the stage after a look at the photos. Photo ©Sirotti

Matteo Trentin

Stage winner Matteo Trentin. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nbali

Is Vincenzo Nibali going to defend his lead all the way to Paris? Photo ©Sirotti

Live Updates:

Weather at Nancy, France at 12:45 local time:10C (66F), wind from the northwest at 10 km/hr (6 mph), 78% humidity. The forecast is windy with rain showers.

Km 48: Stage seven is this year's second-longest stage. All 189 stage six finishers signed on to start today. Just before the day was ten kilometers old six riders had broken away:  Alexandre Pichot (Europcar), Matthew Busche (Trek), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Martin Elmiger (IAM), Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp) and Anthony Delaplace (Bretagne-Séché). None of the six represent a GC threat. Elmiger is the best placed, 43rd, 9min 25sec behind race leader Vincenzo Nibali.

The break at this point has a lead of 3min 0sec.

Km 53: Earlier, Stef Clement crashed, forcing the Belkin rider to abandon. The race is 1hr 11min old and there is drizzle falling on the riders. Average speed so far has been 43.1 km/hr.

Km 72: The gap has come down to 2min 30sec. These gents are going to be on a short leash today.

Km 95: Break is 2min 42sec ahead of the pack. Average speed of the stage so far, 42.7 km/hr.

Km 109: The break just passed through the feed zone 2min 3sec ahead of the peloton. Cannondale looks to have selected this stage as a good opportunity for Peter Sagan. Cannondale has lots of bodies at the front, keeping the break from romping away.

Km 122: The race is in the Verdun area, scene of some of the First World War's greatest horrors. The pack passed right in front of the ossuary at Douaumont which contains the bones of Verdun's fallen. No one can visit it without being terribly saddened.

The entire Cannondale team remains at the front, keeping the gap to the break at 2min 17sec. Astana with race leader Nibali is lined up behind Cannodnale and then Sky follows. Roads look dry.

Km 131: Speed looks to have gone up, the pack is lining out and some riders (Thomas Voeckler among them) are scrambling to regain contact with the back of the peloton. The gap to the break is down to 1min 36sec. The break: Alexandre Pichot (Europcar), Matthew Busche (Trek), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Martin Elmiger (IAM), Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp) and Anthony Delaplace (Bretagne-Séché).

Km 140: We're coming to the intermediate sprint at km 148. The wind is blowing at 20 km/hr which has largely been either a cross or tailwind.

Km 148: The gap to the break is only 68 seconds. The peloton can see the escapees up the road when the road straightens. Martin Elmiger sprints out of the break and wins the intermediate sprint.

Bryan Coquard went by the Cannondale train to take the field sprint followed by Mark Renshaw and then Sagan. Sagan, who didn't look like he wanted to go too deep with his stage win ambitions, was eighth, still good for 7 points.

Word has just come that Trek rider Danny van Poppel has abandoned. Van Poppel was the youngest rider in this year's Tour and the second Dutchman to abandon today. Now the peloton's youngest rider is Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Yates, who is 21.

Km 171, 63 km to go: The riders in the break are running out of gas. They aren't properly taking their turns at the front. Nicolas Edet tries an attack and is brought back by the other breakaways. The road is becoming hillier. The break's gap is 56 seconds. Average speed for the stage so far is 42.7 km/hr

Km 191, 43 km to go: Martin Elmiger (IAM) attacked the lagging break, taking Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp) with him. The pair are 55 seconds ahead of the peloton. The other four breakaway riders are about to be swept up by the peloton.

Cannondale is not lacking for confidence. Their Director Stefano Zanatta said this in a television interview, “With two small climbs, the finale is good for Peter Sagan. That's why we do all the work at the head of the peloton. We have taken the responsibilities because we have the best team. I hope that Peter will win. He had a good night after his crash yesterday. He doesn't suffer. He's got the strength and the personality for finishing it off today.”

Km 204, 30 km to go: Cannondale is still hammering at the front. Cannondale riders Elia Viviani and Ted King, exhausted from hours of tempo riding, have dropped off from the front. Elmiger and Huzarski still have a 35-second lead.

At the Tour of Austria, Tinkoff-Saxo rider Evgeny Petrov has won the hilly 6th stage. Peter Kennaugh remains the overall leader. I'll have complete results and GC posted later on in the day.

Km 212, 22 km to go: Time to race. The speed has gone way up. Riders are coming off the back. The leading duo has only 12 seconds. Orica-GreenEdge has moved to the front, fancying Simon Gerran's chances. Kittel has just ocme off the back.

The break has been caught.

Km 215: On the Côte de Maron, Thomas Voeckler has attacked. Of course he has. André Greipel and Arnaud Démare have been shelled. Orica-GreenEdge is not letting Voeckler get very far up the road. Voeckler is caught.

Simon Gerran's says he's recovering from his stage one crash. Sagan says he's feeling better also. It will be an interesting finish to today's stage.

Big crash near the front! Tejay van Garderen is down and is up immediately. He's got a tough chase ahead. He's got help from other fallen riders and some teammates who have dropped back. He's got a 47-second gap to close while Tinkoff-Saxo is forcing the peloton's pace.

Km 222, 12 km to go: John Darwin Atapuma (BMC) has abandoned after being part of that crash. Van Garderen is riding teammate Peter Velits' bike. Van Garderen has three teammates. Gap is 53 seconds.

Km 226: The BMC team time trial has made it to the car convoy. We're getting close to the last climb, the fourth category Côte de Boufflers. Peter Sagan looks to be down to one teammate.

Km 228: Cyril Gautier attacks and Tinkoff-Saxo, led by Nicolas Roche, nails him back. Nibali and Contador are next to each other, close to the front.

BMC rider Greg van Avermaet crests the hill with a small lead, Sagan is with him. Sagan leads on the descent. BMC has a rider attacking the front while BMC rider Van Garderen is trying to get back in the peloton.

3 km to go: Sagan and van Avermaet are flying and Orica-GreenEdge are slowly bringing the pair back.

The finish: Another crash in the pack. The pair have been caught. Andrew Talansky fell hard near the line. Sagan and Matteo Trentin lunge for the line and it's a photo finish. Van Garderen comes in a minute later. Trentin looks to have thought Sagan won and congratulates the Cannondale rider.

But, the judges have given the stage victory to Matteo Trentin

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