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Cavendish fifth as Farrar wins sprint finish

Mark Cavendish failed to claim victory in the sprint finish at the end of today's third stage of the Tour de France.

The Manx Missile finished fifth, as Garmin-Cervelo's US rider Tyler Farrar grabbed the win on American Independence Day.

He was helped by his team-mate Thor Hushovd, who gave him the perfect lead-out.

Farrar marked his first stage victory at Le Tour by making a 'W' gesture, in reference to the late Belgian rider Wouter Weylandts, who died in a crash at this year's Giro d'Italia.

Today's result leaves Cavendish sixth in the points standings, 27 behind Jose Joaquin Rojas, with Farrar second after his win today.

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