Dylan Groenewegen won the bunch sprint to take stage 7 of the Tour de France
No Roglic for the Tour as Dutch squad focuses on sprints and GC
Sky's Luke Rowe takes advantage of crosswinds to give his GC leader Egan Bernal the upper hand. Groenewegen handily wins small sprint.
Fierce crosswinds bring on hard day of echelons and crashes, with several big names losing time.
Pogacar maintains overall lead with one stage remaining.
Izagirre wins overall by seven seconds ahead of world champion Valverde. Dutch sprinter Groenewegen takes first victory of 2019.
The Dutch rider won the flat stage to take the overall lead of the six-day race in southern China.
With smaller teams, tighter cut-off times, and short, explosive stages, Tour sprinters find themselves off the back.
This year’s Tour de France is proving too punishing for the peloton’s top sprinters.