Crashes, controversy and Cancellara

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Crashes, controversy and Cancellara

Stage 5 of the Tour de France provides a little bit of everything
By holding the lead, Fabian Cancellara earned the right to wear the coveted yellow jersey for the 27th time in his career, a record for a rider who never has won the Tour. “When you make history in this kind of way at the Tour, it’s more special.”
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 consecutive stage victory.
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SAINT-QUENTIN, France – A brief look at Thursday’s fifth stage of the 99th Tour de France:
Stage: A mostly flat 122-mile trek from Rouen to Saint-Quentin.
Winner: Andre Greipel of Germany, who won his second stage victory in a row after a crash-marred bunch sprint to the finish.
Yellow Jersey: Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. He leads Bradley Wiggins of Britain by 7 seconds. Defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia is seventh, 17 seconds off the pace.
Stat of the Day: 4. The number of riders who have withdrawn from the Tour so far after young German sprinter Marcel Kittel abandoned the race with a sore knee and a stomach bug that plagued him all week.
Quote of the Day: “When you make history in this kind of way at the Tour, it’s more special,” Cancellara said after earning his 27th yellow jersey, a record for a rider who has yet to win the Tour.
Today’s sixth stage: A 128-mile flat trek from Epernay to Metz in eastern France. It is the last chance for the Tour’s sprinters to battle for a stage victory before riders enter the Vosges mountains Saturday.
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Crashes, controversy and Cancellara

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By holding the lead, Fabian Cancellara earned the right to wear the coveted yellow jersey for the 27th time in his career, a record for a rider who never has won the Tour. “When you make history in this kind of way at the Tour, it’s more special.”
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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 consecutive stage victory.
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