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Video: Farrar relates tense finale of stage 11

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo) missed out on his second stage win of the Tour de France on stage 11 but said that there were two more opportunities for sprinters before the race ends in Paris.

The American sprinter finished third in Lavaur behind Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) and André Greipel (Omega-Pharma Lotto) but he appeared to be in the driving seat with two kilometres remaining as his lead-out train had the better over Cavendish’s equivalent.

However, Farrar admitted that his team had jumped too early in the closing 500 meters, allowing HTC-Highroad and Cavendish to come back on terms and take the win.

In this video Farrar takes us through the tense finale in Lavaur, describes the tough conditions the peloton has faced so far in this year’s Tour and the remaining stages he can compete in.

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Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.