Andre Greipel of Germany won Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Thursday, once again avoiding a late crash for his second straight stage victory.
"Somehow I stayed on my bike," said Greipel, who finished a split second ahead of Matt Goss of Australia. "It was quite a tough finish there ... and it was also luck on our part to catch the breakaway."
With about 3 kilometers left, U.S. sprinter Tyler Farrar tumbled in the middle of the pack. But his bike kept going and took down at least two other riders, including Stages 1 and 3 winner Peter Sagan of Slovakia.
After the race, Farrar reportedly stormed into the bus of the Argos-Shimano team, apparently looking for its sprinter, Tom Veelers, and shouting, "You don't do that to someone!"