Two-time Tour victor Alberto Contador was also dropped, a day after his Trek-Segafredo sports director Steven de Jongh told Dutch television this would be the Spaniard's final Tour.
In the sprint to the line he edged out Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) and Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), who clashed with Matthews as the riders came to a stop, accusing him of veering towards him on the high-speed dash for the line.
"I was trying to get in the breakaway early, but Quick-Step was following, they didn't want me in the breakaway", Matthews said. Matthews claimed Degenkolb grabbed him by the neck out of frustration and accused him of going into his line during the sprint. The officials saw that, I don't know what they're going to do about it.
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The race will enter the Alps tomorrow during a 114 mile stage from La Mure to Serre Chevalier. "I think it won't sink in until tomorrow morning".
The stage win was contested out of a 32-man group of contenders, having distanced themselves with 13 kilometers to go in the crosswinds.
Team Sunweb set Matthews up perfectly for a victory which leaves him only 29 points adrift of Marcel Kittel in the battle for the green jersey. "I didn't change my line, I sprinted in a straight line", Matthews responded. Both cyclist still finished with identical times.
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Froome's Team Sky did much of the work to cause those splits, with Irishman Dan Martin caught on the wrong side as he surrendered 51 seconds and dropped to seventh overall, now two minutes and three seconds back.
Froome leads the Tour, the closest in history at this stage in the race, by 18 seconds from Italian national champion Fabio Aru, with Frenchman Romain Bardet a further five seconds back.
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