Greipel takes first win over Cav since HTC split

Andre Greipel wins, Tour de France 2011, stage 10

Mark Cavendish lost his first head-to-head sprint against German André Greipel at the Tour de France today in Carmaux. He went long after his HTC-Highroad team worked to keep control of the attackers, but his former team-mate and rival, Greipel snuck past.

"I'm happy for him," Cavendish told press standing at his team's bus. "I'm disappointed. I feel I made a mistake, but Greipel beat me so there's nothing I can say about that."

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