Greipel counting down days to Tour de France

Arkéa-Samsic's André Greipel was disappointed not to be able to contend for victory in the bunch-sprint finish to stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné in Riom on Tuesday. The veteran sprinter thanked his team for their hard work in trying to put him in the mix, and could yet get another chance on Thursday's fifth stage to Voiron, but the 36-year-old will otherwise look ahead to next month's Tour de France – where he'll try to add to his haul of 11 sprint wins at La Grande Boucle.

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