Greipel on a roll at the Tour

Andre Greipel wins, Tour de France 2012, stage four

André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) is becoming more relaxed and composed in the sprints, a snowball effect that's helping him win more. Today, the German took his second sprint win in the Tour de France when the fifth stage finished in Saint-Quentin.

"He was smart enough to let the other ones [Matt Goss of team Orica] start early. That's what I mean, he has confidence," General manager, Marc Sergeant told Cycling Weekly. "Otherwise, you panic and start sprinting. How he lets two or three riders pass. Amazing how he won."

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