This was a stage that should have been Thor`s... and he was so close. But Mark Cavendish is incredibly strong, and Thor`s team was not offensive enough. Not a good combination.
A second place finish for Thor, a whole bike length behind Cavendish.
The Green jersey still belongs to Cavendish, with 70 pts.
Thor is now in second place with 54 pts.
Cancellara has the Yellow jersey, but Armstrong is in third place, only 40 seconds behind.