Kittel once again benefited from a superb lead out by his Giant Shimano team as he held Slovakia's Peter Sagan (Cannondale) at bay at the conclusion of the 155km stage from Cambridge.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) finished safely to preserve his yellow jersey as the race heads to France after a glorious opening in Britain.
- Sports & Recreation
- Peter Sagan
- Giant Shimano
- Vincenzo Nibali