Lotto-Belisol chase, Tour de France 2012, stage two

André Greipel won the Tour de France yesterday with the help of Lotto-Belisol team-mate Greg Henderson, but there were a number of helpers trying to position their sprint captains. It happens every day in the Tour: rider after rider, until the lead-out man takes over to drive his leader to the line.

Some famous lead-out men are Giovanni Lombardi, Ivan Fanini and more recently, Mark Renshaw. Renshaw used to lead Cavendish, but left for Rabobank. Sky's focus is on the GC in the Tour, but Cavendish still has Bernard Eisel and Edvald Boasson Hagen to help.

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