Fittest loser
Article updated: 7/11/2013 6:36 PM

Cavendish no longer fastest Tour man on 2 wheels

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Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (136.2 miles) with start in in Fougeres and finish in Tours, western France, Thursday July 11 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

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At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who is looking like the fastest man on two wheels.Everything was primed on Thursday for Cavendish to win a 25th Tour stage in his illustrious career. His beefy teammate from Belgium, Gert Steegmans, did his job to perfection, guiding Cavendish into position for the final sprint to the line in Tours in the Loire valley.But Cavendish simply wasn't quick enough. Kittel overtook him just before the line.
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