Marcel Kittel of Germany, right, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Andre Greipel of Germany, left, third place Mark Cavendish of Britain, rear left, Peter Sagan of Slovakia, fourth place center rear in the best sprinter's green jersey, and fifth place William Bonnet of France, right, to win the tenth stage of theTour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Marcel Kittel of Germany, right, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Andre Greipel of Germany, left, third place Mark Cavendish of Britain, rear left, Peter Sagan of Slovakia, fourth place center rear in the best sprinter’s green jersey, and fifth place William Bonnet of France, right, to win the tenth stage of theTour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

(Reuters) – Marcel Kittel won his second stage of the 2013 Tour de France on Tuesday, beating fellow German Andre Greipel in a sprint to the finish line.

Briton Mark Cavendish came in third after bumping shoulders with Kittel’s Argos-Shimano team mate Tom Veelers of the Netherlands, sending him crashing to the ground just before the finish.

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Britain’s Chris Froome held on to the yellow jersey, one minute 25 seconds ahead of Spaniard Alejandro Valverde.

Froome said his Team Sky had done well in defending his position.

Spectators on a tank watch as the pack passes the Special Military School of Saint-Cyr near Guer during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Spectators on a tank watch as the pack passes the Special Military School of Saint-Cyr near Guer during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

“As long as we are aware that this isn’t going to be an easy ride now, every day that we are in yellow it’s an honor to be in this position,” Froome told ITV television.

The pack passes the Atlantic Sea coast during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The pack passes the Atlantic Sea coast during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Four riders, including Tour debutant and local rider Julien Simon, led for 191 of the 197 kms before being caught by the peloton as the race entered the Brittany town of Saint Malo after winding along wind-blown coastal roads.

The pack arrives at Saint-Malo during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The pack arrives at Saint-Malo during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Cavendish praised Kittel, who also won the crash-marred opening stage, and said his own Omega Pharma-Quickstep team had not had a great day.

“I think we as a team could have done something differently today. We will be talking about that later,” the Manxman said.

Cadets of the Special Military School of Saint-Cyr near Guer salute the pack as it passes the tenth stage of theTour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Cadets of the Special Military School of Saint-Cyr near Guer salute the pack as it passes the tenth stage of theTour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers starting in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishing in Saint-Malo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday July 9 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

(Writing by Clare Fallon; Editing by Justin Palmer)