Rider profile: Andre Greipel
Cav's main rival on stages designed for sprinters is a strapping German possessed of a truly thunderous pair of thighs. Greipel is, as his nickname of 'Gorilla' suggests, an animal with more raw power in his legs than perhaps anyone else in the peloton.
Greipel has several stage wins to his name already this season, including at the Tour of Belgium and the Tour Down Under. He will be confident of winning at least one or two stages at the 100th Tour de France.
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