Farrar sprints to first Tour de France victory in Redon

Tyler Farrar wins, Tour de France 2011, stage three

Tyler Farrar became the first ever American to claim a Tour de France stage on July 4 - Independence Day across the pond - as Garmin-Cérvelo claimed their second Tour de France stage ever in as many days in Redon.

Mark Cavendish and the HTC-Highroad lead-out train were expected to dominate the stage's finish, but two sharp corners on the run-in slowed the bunch down and Cavendish was crowded out before the last bend.

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