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Germany's Kittle wins first stage of Tour de France

June 29, 2013 at 1:12 PM

BASTIA, Corsica, June 29 (UPI) -- Germany's Marcel Kittle won the first stage of the Tour de France Saturday after race officials were forced to move the finish line due to a stuck bus.

Kittle outran Alexander Kristoff of Norway in the home stretch of the stage in Corsica to claim the coveted yellow jersey.

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The times for the stage were not logged by race officials due to the change to the course officials were forced to make when a team bus became stuck under an overhang at the finish of the 123-kilometer (76.42 mile) stage.

Tour officials moved the finish to the 3 kilometer (1.86-mile) mark, but then changed it back to the original location once the bus was freed and moved out of the way.

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