Greipel surprised himself at Worlds

Pre-race favorite Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC)

Pre-race favorite Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC) (Image credit: Sirotti)

No one was more surprised to see Andre Greipel in the escape group of the day at the World Championships than the Columbia fast man himself. Better known as a sprinter than an attacker, the German was part of a ten-rider group that got away on the first lap and stayed in front until only four laps to go, but Greipel did not feel in his place.

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