Mark Cavendish suffered a nasty bump on the head as he became caught up in a serious crash in stage four on Wednesday, and it may have seemed as though he was still feeling the effects as the stage five run into Saint Quentin was played out in almost exactly the same way.
If that got the Team Sky sprinter looking for a wee lie down then so will the sight of Andre Greipel beating him to the line once again.
The German won his second consecutive stage yesterday, thwarting Cavendish's hopes of a clinching 22nd stage win. The Lotto-Belisol rider produced another textbook ride to pip Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) and Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) on a fast finish into Saint Quentin on stage five.
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