Matthews (left) sets up a duel with the Quick-Step Floors rider in the final days of the race.
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Michael Matthews improved his chances of winning the points classification on the Tour de France, as the Australian claimed the 16th stage Tuesday after Sunweb worked hard to keep green jersey holder Marcel Kittel out of contention.Matthews collected points in the intermediate sprint and at the finish to narrow the gap with Kittel to 29, setting up a duel with the Quick-Step Floors rider in the final days of the race.Degenkolb complained that Matthews did not hold his line in the sprint, but the Australian was adamant he raced fairly.With several other top sprinters out of contention after being trapped behind, Matthews was the strongest of what was left of the bunch.
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