British rider Mark Cavendish says rival Marcel Kittel is one of the best sprinters of recent years - but he's not unbeatable.
Cavendish has lost three recent sprints to the German, but says that's no disgrace considering his talent.
"You guys aren't giving him the respect he deserves.
"He's won three stages here at the Tour, and it's only his second Tour.," Cavendish explained.
"I don't think he's unbeatable, but he's definitely the best sprinter here this year.
"Maybe I am just getting old, it's the cycle of life."