'Miracles do happen': André Greipel planning on celebrating his 39th birthday with Tour de France stage win

The German hasn't won a stage of the Tour in five years

Andre Greipel
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André Greipel is optimistic that he could roll back the years and win another Tour de France stage in the coming days.

The German sprinter has won 11 stages of the Tour in his illustrious career but not since 2016.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.