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Magnus Cort Nielsen wins stage 10 of the Tour de France in the Alps

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Australian Nicholas Schultz, in front, and Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen sprint to cross the finish of the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 148.5 kilometers (92.3 miles) with start in Morzine les Portes du Soleil and finish in Megève, France, Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Magnus Cort Nielsen won the stage (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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Magnus Cort Nielsen won a two-man sprint in a photo-finish to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday at the end of a hilly trek in the Alps interrupted by protesters.

It was Cort Nielsen’s second stage victory at cycling’s greatest race after his first success in the medieval city of Carcassonne four years ago.

The Danish rider edged Nick Schultz by a few centimeters at the end of the long and grueling climb to the Megève ski resort after Luis Leon Sanchez, who finished third, started the sprint.

Race leader Tadej Pogacar rode among a group of overall contenders who cruised less than nine minutes behind and retained the yellow jersey.

The stage was briefly neutralized with 35 kilometers to go after a small group of activists protesting climate change sat down in the road and set off flares, forcing runners to stop for 12 minutes .

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