Andre Greipel Powers to Stage 5 victory in 2012 Tour de France

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07/6/2012| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Team Lotto-Greipel's Andre Greipel (Germany) powers to second Tour de France stage victory in stage 5 of the 2012 Tour de France. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Team Lotto-Greipel's Andre Greipel (Germany) powers to second Tour de France stage victory in stage 5 of the 2012 Tour de France. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Andre Greipel Powers to Stage 5 victory in 2012 Tour de France

In yet another crash-marred finish, Andre Greipel of Germany led a frenzied bunch sprint to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday for his second straight stage victory.

crashed, except Philippe Gilbert in Stage 3, but it was no problem. So I think we can be happy. If you look at the first week of the Tour de France it's always a bit of risky business. So being in this situation is not a bad one at the moment."

Friday's sixth stage - a 207.5-kilometer ride from Epernay in Champagne country to Metz - offers the last leg in the northern flats this week to favor sprinters, before a steep uphill finish on Saturday. Look for sprinters such as Cavendish, Greipel and Farrar to sprint for the stage victory tomorrow.

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