Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
Huh. Typical smart-arse Norse & their ruthless exposing of the natives' ignorance of their own literary heritage.
Anyway, according to The Guardian
Cavendish spurned the chance of a "historic" third stage win by letting his team mate take the flag ahead of him yesterday.
Would like to think it's a sign he's not a total dickhead, but his team mate calling him "Cavendish" rather than "Mark" doesn't suggest a close relatiionship.
You see that in football though, a manager calls one of his players by his surname, I've seen Wenger, Mourinho and SAF all do it for example. Obviously English isn't Greipel's first language (I assume he gave it in English) it just came out, even if he was speaking in German.