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Summary

  1. Mathews wins stage 10 in sprint finish
  2. Sagan second, Boasson Hagen third
  3. Defending champion Froome keeps yellow jersey
  4. Briton Adam Yates remains second
  5. Escaldes-Engordany to Revel, 197km

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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A la prochaine

Michael Matthews
AP

Right, let's call it a day. Great win for Michael Matthews, his first at the Tour de France.

Orica-BikeExchange are having a fine Tour and the Australian team seemed to benefit from countryman Eddie Jones, who paid them a little visit after stage nine. But it is Chris Froome who remains in the overall lead. 

Thanks for your company and all your photos. See you next time. 

No change in general classification

As you were in the overall standings then. Another stage down for Chris Froome, who remains in yellow. 

1. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 49:08:20" 

2. Adam Yates (Britain / Orica) +16" 

3. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Etixx - Quick-Step) +19" 

4. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) +23" 

5. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) +37" 

6. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek) +44" 

7. Romain Bardet (France / AG2R) 

8. Sergio Henao (Colombia / Team Sky) 

9. Louis Meintjes (South Africa / Lampre) +55" 

10. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +1:01"    

Timing it to perfection

Matthews hit a top speed of 66.82 km/h to out-sprint Sagan, 55m from the finish line! #TDFdata #TDF2016

Matthews hit a top speed of 66.82 km/h to out-sprint Sagan, 55m from the finish line! #TDFdata #TDF2016

'I have no words'

Stage 10 winner Michael Matthews on ITV4: "It's unbelievable, the emotion is just sinking in, to have won a stage after two really bad years in the Tour de France. I was close to giving up on this race, thinking it was maybe not for me, but today was incredible. 

"It was never the plan to go in the breakaway, we were hoping for bunch sprint after the last climb but we had strong guys, and whoever is up we give them 110%. Daryl Impey and Luke Durbridge gave me everything.  

"I have no words." 

Sagan in green

Peter Sagan might have lost out on the stage win, but he can take solace in the fact he will be wearing the green jersey tonight, taking over from Mark Cavendish. 

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Seeing the elation from Durbridge and Impey when Matthews wins the stage reminds you what a great team sport cycling is #bbccycling

'A perfect day' for Matthews

"Une journée parfaite" / "A perfect day" for @blingmatthews #TDF2016

"Une journée parfaite" / "A perfect day" for @blingmatthews #TDF2016

Stage 10 result

Just watching that sprint finish again and Michael Matthews gave his rivals no chance. Peter Sagan did respond but it was too late, as the Slovak finished in second. 

Here's the stage 10 result:

1. Michael Matthews (Australia / Orica) 4:22:38" 

2. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Tinkoff) ST 

3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway / Dimension Data) 

4. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium / BMC Racing) 

5. Samuel Dumoulin (France / AG2R) 

6. Daryl Impey (South Africa / Orica) +2" 

7. Luke Durbridge (Australia / Orica) +1:10" 

8. Damiano Caruso (Italy / BMC Racing) +3:01" 

9. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Movistar) +3:10" 

10. Tony Gallopin (France / Lotto)        

Froome finishes to retain yellow

The peloton are cruising into the finish now, as BMC's Richie Porte and Team Sky's Chris Froome share a joke or two. 

Insightful @GeraintThomas86 predicted @blingmatthews to win today in his #bbccycling #TDF2016 guide a fortnight back. Chapeau!

Thomas the sage

As Steve Cummings crosses the finish line, it's only fair to point out that Geraint Thomas predicted a win today for Michael Matthews in his stage-by-stage guide

The Welshman also picked Steve Cummings to win stage seven, and has gone for Mark Cavendish tomorrow. 

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#BBCcycling Best pit stop was in the sea at @Bamburgh_Castle after finishing our 300 mile bike ride from Stonehaven

#BBCcycling Best pit stop was in the sea at @Bamburgh_Castle after finishing our 300 mile bike ride from Stonehaven

Froome set to stay in yellow

The peloton are coming down the descent from the last climb of the day, Team Sky leading the way. They have 5km to go, and Chris Froome will remain in the yellow jersey. 

Michael Matthews wins stage 10

So Australian Michael Matthews win stage 10 for Orica BikeExchange.

Remember that he is a team-mate of Adam Yates, who is second in general classification, so the Aussie team is having a great Tour. 

Michael Matthews wins stage 10

Rob Hatch

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

That was great team-work from the Orica BikeExchange riders. 

BreakingMichael Matthews wins stage 10

Peter Sagan is right behind him but it's Michael Matthews comes up the right and beats the lot of them. 

Waited, and waited and timed his run to perfection. 

500m

Greg van Avermaet is off, who's going to respond?

1km to go

Under the flamme rouge and they are all biding their time. 

2km to go

Peter Sagan is keeping in touch every time anyone makes a move. 

The others in contention are Greg van Avermaet, Daryl Impey, Michael Matthews, Sam Dumoulin and Edvald van Bossan, 

3km

Daryl Impey is now on the attack, Peter Sagan responds. This is right ding-dong. 

5km to go

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

I'm just wondering if Peter Sagan is using too much energy here. He's all over the place. 

7km to go

The group is down to six riders now as one of the Orica BikeExchange riders drops out, I think it's Luke Durbridge. 

Peter Sagan is out in front now as they his the flat after the climb. Greg van Arvemaet is among this group, don't forget. He's been in yellow already this year after winning stage five. 

Your best pit stops

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#bbccycling Best pit stop..2nd to last day of John O'Groats to Lands End, calories weren't an issue. @PeterJohnMoss

#bbccycling Best pit stop..2nd to last day of John O'Groats to Lands End, calories weren't an issue. @PeterJohnMoss

Rob Hatch

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

This could add pressure to the Orica BikeExchange riders. They are three amongst the group of seven riders, if they don't win from this position it could be a pretty miserable team dinner tonight. 

8km to go

The pace slows as they hit the hill. Aussie Luke Durbruidge, one of three Orica BikeExchange riders, is out of his seat but he's done and team-mate Daryl Impey takes over as they crank the pace again. 

10km to go

The Orica BikeExchange rider Luke Durbridge is pushing as the front runners extend their lead at la tete de la course. The peloton is over seven minutes behind. 

Peter Sagan is tucked in saving his energy as they approach the third category climb, the Cote de Saint Ferreol. 

Your best pit stops

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This lovely white bench Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire is perfect to stretch out on mid ride with a snack #bbccycling

This lovely white bench Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire is perfect to stretch out on mid ride with a snack #bbccycling

Contador signs for Trek Segafredo

Rob Hatch

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Spanish media are reporting that Alberto Contador will ride for Trek Segafredo for the next two seasons. 

Peloton happy to sit back

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

The peloton have backed up a bit and they're just cruising towards this climb.

I doubt any of them will be looking to make a move. They've got bigger battles to come.

Your best pit stops

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#bbccycling best pit stop for a mountain goat. Licking sweat and electrolytes off your bike at the top of #JouxPlane

#bbccycling best pit stop for a mountain goat. Licking sweat and electrolytes off your bike at the top of #JouxPlane

15km to go

The category three climb near the end of the stage is about eight kilometres away. The leading seven are more than a minute ahead and six minutes ahead of the peloton. 

18km to go

There are seven riders amongst the leading group now, which includes three from Orica BikeExchange - Michael Matthews, Daryl Impey and Luke Durbridge - Sky's Mikel Landa and Tinkoff's Peter Sagan are on their shoulder. 

The eight that have dropped off the pace, which includes Steve Cummings and Vicenzo Nibali, are going backwards and will be caught by the peloton. 

Your best pit stops

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Pasty pit stop during the Wolverhampton to Aberdovey 105m charity ride #bbccycling

Pasty pit stop during the Wolverhampton to Aberdovey 105m charity ride #bbccycling

You lot are making me hungry. Anyone do deliveries?

How will stage 10 finish?

Rob Hayles and OJ Borg have been taking a look at the finish in Revel. Rob is tipping Peter Sagan to have a good chance of the win. 

If you're on the app, you can see the video here. 

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24km to go

The lead group appears to be dividing into a 10-5 split. 

Unfortunately for British cycling fans, Steve Cummings looks like he might be one of those dropping back. Vincenzo Nibali is another. 

Send your questions to the Robs

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Don't forget that Rob Hatch and Rob Hayles are live with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now, which you can also listen to at the top of this page. 

And being the top blokes they are, they are also willing to take a few of your questions. Send them in via #bbccycling

Your best pit stops

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#bbccycling my best pitstops in the Dolomites always include……..

#bbccycling my best pitstops in the Dolomites always include……..

Looks amazing. Could do with some of that now with a hot cup of tea. 

30km to go

The peloton passes Didi the Devil, who is bouncing around like he's had too many cans of fizzy pop.

For those just joining us, the 15 leaders, who are passing through Castelnaudary, are as follows. 

Mikel Landa (Sky), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Steve Cummings (Dimension Data), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Gorka Izagirre (Movistar), Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R-La Mondiale), Damiano Caruso and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal), Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida), Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie), Luke Durbridge, Daryl Impey and Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange).     

Rest not always best

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

Tomorrow should be a stamped-on sprint stage so I would imagine the sprinters will just look to get through safely today.

Some riders find the day after a rest day quite heavy going.

32km to go

Direct Energie are now making the running at the tip of the peloton but the gap to the leaders is not really coming down. Four and a half minutes now.