Matthews celebrates as he crosses the finish line. AFP / LIONEL BONAVENTURE
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Michael Matthews turned the page on years of bad luck in the Tour de France to complete his set of Grand Tour victories when he won the 10th stage after a royal breakaway Tuesday. The Australian, with three Vuelta and two Giro d'Italia stage wins to his name, outsprinted his breakaway companions after 197 kilometers from Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, benefiting from the support of two of his Orica-Bike Exchange team mates.Matthews missed the 2014 Tour after sustaining injuries in training and last year, he abandoned after breaking four ribs.With 24 kilometers left, Sagan's brutal acceleration on a small rise split the group and only seven, including two of Matthews's team mates, remained in front.Matthews then delivered with an impressive burst of speed over the final 200 meters.
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