Mark Cavendish, Tour de France 2011, stage 17

Mark Cavendish's green jersey quest became more difficult after Tour de France's mountainous leg to the Col du Galibier today. HTC-Highroad's British sprinter finished in a group outside the time limit and lost 20 points.

"It's disappointing," said Cavendish said. "We thought we were way out of the time limit with quite a long way to go, but it was a lot closer and, had we known, it might have made a difference."

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