Stage 3

Cavendish wins Stage 3 in photo finish

Mark Cavendish turned in a vintage performance to snatch his second stage win of the 2016 Tour de France and write another line in the great race's history books.

Andre Greipel punched the air after the pair crossed the line in Angers, but the German's arm soon dropped and Cavendish quietly pumped a fist before replays confirmed his victory - with the Tour's official timekeepers putting the gap at six thousandths of a second.

Cavenidish was the winner.

Credit: PA

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