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Result: Andre Greipel secures victory on stage five of Tour de France

German rider Andre Greipel edges out Mark Cavendish to secure victory on stage five of this year's Tour de France.

Andre Greipel has secured victory for Lotto-Soudal on stage five of the Tour de France.

Andre Greipel of Germany and Lotto-Soudal celebrates his victory during stage five of the 2015 Tour de France, a 189.5km stage between Arras and Amiens on July 8, 2015© Getty Images

The German rider, who also won stage two at the weekend, finished strongly to edge out both Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish.

His compatriot Tony Martin has retained possession of the yellow jersey after finishing safely in the peloton on a day which saw the riders travel from Arras to Amiens.

He remains 12 seconds clear of Great Britain's Chris Froome, while Geraint Thomas is in ninth place.

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Tony Martin of Germany riding for Etixx-QuickStep celebrates as he wins stage four of the 2015 Tour de France from Seraing, Belgium to Cambrai, France on July 7, 2015
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