CHARTRES, France – Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto Jumbo) won Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France, while Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet (BMC) maintained the overall lead.
The 25-year-old Groenewegen was the first to cross the finish line of the 231km (143mi) stage with a time of five hours, 43 minutes and 42 seconds, ahead of Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step) and Slovakia’s Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe).
Van Avermaet, 33, kept the yellow jersey, with an advantage of six seconds over Welshman Geraint Thomas (Sky Team). Tejay van Garderen (BMC) of the United States is in third place, eight seconds behind the leader.
Saturday’s eighth stage will cover 181km from Dreux to Amiens.