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Greipel sprints to stage victory in Ipswich

Andre Greipel won Saturday's penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain in Ipswich Credit: PA

Andre Greipel won Saturday's penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain as Edvald Boasson Hagen moved onto the verge of a second win in the event.

Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won a sprint finish at the end of the 227.1-kilometres seventh stage from Fakenham to Ipswich by a narrow margin from Team Sky's Elia Viviani.

Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka), the winner of the 2009 Tour of Britain, was fifth on the stage to consolidate his 13-second overall advantage.

Woet Poels (Team Sky) is the Norwegian's nearest rival ahead of Sunday's final stage in central London, which is expected to end in a sprint.

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