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Tour de France Stage 5: Carnage on the Road, Cavendish Wins

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Mark Cavendish, Tour de France

Rough day out there.  Contador, Ciolek, Boonen . . . well, hell, half the peloton hit the deck today, and Radio Shack lost Jani Brackovic from the Tour.

Cavendish established himself as back, winning an uphill sprint finish that just wasn't long enough for Philippe Gilbert.

Stage results:

  1. Mark Cavendish, HTC
  2. Philippe Gilbert, Omega-Pharma Lotto
  3. JJ Rojas, Movistar
  4. Tony Gallopin, Codifis
  5. Geraint Thomas, Sky
No changes on GC, with Hushovd still in yellow:

  1. Thor Hushovd, Garmin
  2. Cadel Evans, BMC +:01
  3. Frank Schleck, Leopard Trek +:04
  4. David Millar, Garmin +:08
  5. Andreas Kloden, Radioshack +:10


Green jersey points remain uncertain, given the questions about the intermediate sprint today.  Will update.