Mark Cavendish won Stage 2 at the 2012 Tour de France with a sprint past André Greipel at the finish line Monday. Cavendish came in at a time of 4:56:59 for the 21st stage win of his career in his six years at the Tour. Fabian Cancellara will hold onto the yellow jersey as the Tour's overall leader after finishing with peloton, which was given the same time as Cavendish.
Greipel of team Lotto-Belisol seemed to be in prime position to take his second career stage win. Greg Henderson led his teammate to the 250 meter mark at the head of the peloton before peeling off for the final sprint. Seipel jumped ahead, but Cavendish remained on his wheel and showed off why he remains one of the most feared sprinters in the world.
Cavendish remains in second place for the green jersey, handed out to the overall points leader. Peter Sagan, Sunday's Stage 1 winner, held onto the jersey after finishing in sixth place Monday.