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Cav's thoughts on surprise sprint defeat

Mark Cavendish has taken yesterday's surprise sprint finish defeat at the Tour de France on the chin.

He was beaten to the line by former HTC-Highroad team-mate Andre Greipel who, it's believed, left the team because of having to play second fiddle to the 'Manx Missile'.

Tweeting last night, Cav said: 'Well, that's me beaten. Went with 250m to go, but didn't 'kick' until 200m. Greipel rode it perfect and got speed by running up on me'.

The Tour de France continues with stage eleven today (Wednesday).

It's a relatively flat 168km route from Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur, which is highly likely to end in a bunch sprint finish.

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