Flat stages are usually not the most exciting Tour de France stages, but they have been completely bonkers this year. There was Peter Sagan maybe pushing Mark Cavendish into the barriers and eliminating both riders from contention. Today, Marcel Kittel was awarded his third stage of the Tour, but it’s not clear whether he actually won.
It’s impossible to discern from the result from the ground, and the overhead angle still makes it very difficult to figure out whether Kittel or Norwegian rider Edvald Boasson Hagen won the stage. It looks like Boasson Hagen pipped Kittel at the line by less than a millimeter. The photo that the Tour used seems to show no advantage for either man.
Regardless of the inconclusive evidence, the Tour de France jury will reportedly not re-examine the sprint. Kittel wins, and this weird Tour rolls on.