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Green jersey Marcel Kittel quits Tour de France

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Marcel Kittel (Getty)
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Serre-Chevalier - Sprint star Marcel Kittel quit the Tour de France on Wednesday after a crash on the 183km, 17th stage in the Alps from La Mure to Serre-Chevalier.

The 29-year-old German was leading the sprinters' green jersey competition at the time he abandoned having won five stages so far.

"Another sad news: Green jersey @marcelkittel, and winner of five #TDF2017 stages, has stopped at the top of Col de la Croix de Fer," said the German's Quick-Step team on Twitter.

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