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Live Reporting

By Paul Fletcher

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    Chris Froome remains in yellow.

    Marcel Kittel remains in green.

    Simon Yates remains in white.

    Marcel Kittel - iron grip on green.

    A big thanks to everybody who contributed to the live today. It probably wasn't the most thrilling stage but it is another one down on the road to Paris for Froome.

    I'll be back on Saturday but Jack Skelton will be on hand to take you through the rest of the week.

    What he doesn't know.....

    But before then, check out the thoughts of the BeSpoke team in France live on Facebook at around 18:00 BST. That will also be available as a podcast later today.

    Superb stuff.

  2. 'On another planet'

    So, all in all a relatively incident-free stage won by a man who is absolutely bang on form.

    Marcel Kittel has now won more stages at the Tour de France than any other German. Seriously impressive stuff.

    He also now has 275 points in the green jersey competition, 102 points clear of Michael Matthews.

    John Degenkolb reckons he is "on another planet".

  3. The top 10

    Stage 10 result:

    1. Marcel Kittel (Ger/Quick-Step Floors) 4hrs 1min

    2. John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo) Same Time

    3. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo)

    4. Ruediger Selig (Ger/BORA-hansgrohe)

    5. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/Katusha-Alpecin)

    6. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra/Cofidis)

    7. Daniel McLay (GBR/ Fortuneo-Oscaro)

    8. Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel/Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

    9. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita/Bahrain-Merida)

    10. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor/Team Dimension Data)

  4. 'At least I played my cards'

    Dan McLay: "I came out of the bends really good - I've been annoyed for waiting too long on other stages so I went long and died a death.

    "I started with 350m to go and it was always going to be too far. In hindsight it was stupid to lead a wheel like Kittel but at least for once I played my cards.

    "Today I felt pretty in control in the run-in. It was less technical that I thought."

  5. Super nice

    Chris Froome rides in yellow

    So at the top of the general classification it remains Chris Froome 18 seconds ahead of Fabio Aru, with Romain Bardet occupying the final podium spot.

    As for Kittel...

    "I can't really believe it," says Kittel. "To win four in one Tour, it is super nice. I'm really, really happy.

    "I feel like I live in a small little bubble in a small little world and it cannot be true."

    A very likeable man Marcel Kittel.

  6. Post update

    Marcel Kittel celebrates

    That finish extends Marcel Kittel's lead at the top of the green jersey standings.

    No big dramas for Chris Froome either - a very comfortable day for him.

  7. Did he?

    Christopher M. Selby: Kittel just looked like a big green majestic swan then

  8. Post update

    How it finished....

    1. Marcel Kittel

    2. John Degenkolb

    3. Dylan Groenewegen

    4. Rudiger Selig

    5. Alexander Kristoff

  9. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Former GB cyclist at the Tour de France

    Kittel is head and shoulders above everybody else this year - the others are currently fighting for the minor places.

  10. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Former GB cyclist at the Tour de France

    That was a messy finish but the fastest and strongest came to the front when it counted.

    Brit Dan Mclay found himself on the front a little too early but claimed seventh.

  11. Post update

    With room to spare.

    It is his fourth stage of the Tour.

    Without equal this year.

  12. Kittel wins stage

    Marcel Kittel celebrates
  13. 500m to go

    Kittel moving forward has he left it too late?

    Messy finish, says Hales.

  14. 1km to go

    Jockeying for space, for the right lead wheel all over the road.

  15. 1.5km to go

    Approaching the final turns.

    Kittel has one team-mate with him, Italian Fabio Sabatini.

    Peloton strung out.

  16. 2.5km to go

    Over the Dordogne. Bergerac close now. Marcel Kittel still needs to work his way towards the front. Lotto Soudal at the front right now.

  17. 3.5km to go

    Sprinters and their teams massing at the front.

    Some faces of pain and contortion hinting at how hard some of the domestiques are working.

  18. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Former GB cyclist at the Tour de France

    We have seen Marcel Kittel do this before - Quick-Step wait and wait.

  19. 5km to go

    Fast, furious, all back together, Chris Froome trying to stay out of trouble up towards the front.

    The road, as Rob Hayles said, is narrowing in places.

    Simon Brotherton estimates Marcel Kittel is about 20 back.

  20. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Former GB cyclist at the Tour de France

    The road does narrow down in places and that is the issue - how many teams will want to take up this sprint?

    The two leading riders have been caught - the front of the peloton is the front of the race.