Tour de France 2013: Andre Greipel takes Stage 6; Daryl Impey in yellow

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So Greipel doesn’t do it, to keep himself fresh for the finishing sprints he excels at. His stage win Thursday was his fifth at the Tour.

Greipel said he downed 8 to 10 pints of liquid — about 10 bottles — as he rode. But he didn’t get one of them himself.

“That’s our job: to make it as easy as possible for him,” said Hansen.

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