Today Briton Mark Cavendish will be challenging a Frenchman for the green jersey, worn by the overall sprint leader – who, more often than not, tends to be a prima donna.
Tour de France Stage 18 was won by Briton Mark Cavendish in a close finish. But overall race leader Alberto Contador maintained his eight-second lead over Andy Schleck. In Saturday's sprint, Schleck will take one last run at Contador.
Tour de France Stage 11 finished in a wild sprint, with Mark Cavendish claiming his third stage win. But his HTC-Columbia teammate was disqualified for head-butting another rider.