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Cavendish no longer fastest Tour man on 2 wheels

Updated: July 11, 2013, 4:40 PM ET
Associated Press

TOURS, France -- 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 ...

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