Marcel Kittel claimed his fourth Tour de France stage win when he powered to an impressive Stage 10 success in a bunch sprint as Briton Chris Froome retained the overall lead.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Peter Sagan's team's appeal against the exclusion of the world champion from the Tour de France after he sent Mark Cavendish crashing in a sprint.
Chris Froome took another big step towards a third Tour de France title but Australia's Richie Porte is also emerging as a potential podium finisher in Paris.
Australian rider Michael Matthews has finished fifth in stage 16 of the Tour de France, won by Peter Sagan.
Australian rider Michael Matthews has turned the page on years of bad luck by winning the 10th stage of the Tour de France, completing his set of grand tour victories after a royal breakaway.
Marcel Kittel burst back into the limelight when the German snatched his ninth Tour de France stage win overnight, prevailing in a tough bunch sprint.