Lotto is lighting the fuse.
There's only one more corner. Long left hander at 500m-ish.
Martin is still there for Omega, what a beast
Nope, Cav is in great shape.
Greipel is fifth wheel now, behind three teammates and a Sojasun.
Argos is pushing as well.
Sagan fighting for position; Cav tucked in nicely
Split the front. Head to head now
Lotto has opened up with Seiberg.
Omega surges to the front!
Greipel's leadout man screwed him. Big time.
Big crash back in the field.
Wow, impressive sprint by Cav
Ugh, Not pretty. Hate seeing that.
Road totally blocked from behind
People walking their bikes, untangling from the mess
Cavendish's 24th stage win at the Tour. Incredible.
Cav wins, and a LOT of people lose.
Sagan sprinted very well but didn't have a chance against Cav's speed and position.
Impressive win to take it to Sagan, Greipel in that sprint
Tough telling who was down, so many bodies, and bikes, and then staff
Cav was set up perfectly, and delivered
Quick unofficial results:
1. Mark Cavendish, Omega Pharma-Quick Step
2. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky
3. Peter Sagan, Cannondale
2 Lotto riders on the ground. Must've been just after the leadouts were finishing their work.
Will say, I'm glad Ted King wasn't in the race to go down on his separated shoulder in that pile up. Can't imagine.
Heli shot shows how dominant that was. Cav rode Greipel off his wheel.
Greipel 4th, Ferrari 5th, Kristoff 6th
EBH was in the sweet spot, but didn't have a chance to come around. Different level of speed for Cavendish.
That was the "honey badger" up there in the sprint for Garmin; 8th for Navaradauskas
Trying to ID some of the crashed riders. A few Lotto guys down in the middle of it, and one Saur-Sojasun.
Gerrans was just off the right shoulder of Cavendish. Looks like he's still a go for the yellow again.
Cavendish had a perfect lead out from Gert Steegmans. And when Cav is in perfect position inside the final 300m, he's almost impossible to beat.
It appears that Lotto's GC man Jurgen Van den Broeck hit the deck.
Sagan third in the bunch sprint; going to be tough for Cav to get back in the green jersey race if he keeps that up