Mark Cavendish equalled the all-time tally of Tour de France stage wins when he sped over the end line at Carcassonne on Friday for a landmark thirty fourth stage victory within the race.
It was Cavendish’s fourth win on the 2021 version and sees the British sprinter equal Eddy Merckx’s 35-year-old record of Tour de France stage wins.
It is all of the extra outstanding contemplating Cavendish’s profession appeared compromised in December, teamless, and not using a Tour de France stage win in 5 years, and struggling to place an extended bout of the tiring Epstein Barr virus behind him.
Cavendish has steadfastly refused to hype the record because of his reverence for the nice Belgian Merckx, who has gained the Tour de France 5 occasions. Known because the “Manx Missile”, the rider from the Isle of Man made it throughout the road on Friday just some centimetres forward of two dash rivals to have fun wildly along with his workforce.
Slovenian Tadej Pogacar retained the general chief’s yellow jersey.