Mark Cavendish

How Mark Cavendish got his Tour de France mojo back

He won’t dispute stage win number five in Paris, but Mark Cavendish’s 2016 Tour campaign was nevertheless a blazing success. How did a rider who seemed to be slowing turn the clock back five years? MEGÈVE, France (CT) – Just under a year ago it appeared that Mark Cavendish’s career was in a slow decline. …

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Cavendish leaves Tour de France on second rest day to prepare for Olympics

After four stage wins in 16 stages, British ride Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) is leaving the 2016 Tour de France to prepare for the Olympic Games, his team announced Tuesday. He will not take to the start of stage 17. Cavendish won four stages — Stages 1, 3, 6 and 14 — and spent time in …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 15

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano out-sprinted Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) at the Tour de France Sunday to take a stellar victory for his IAM Cycling team, which is disbanding at the end of the season. Panatano and Majka were part of the original day’s breakaway, with …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 14

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) sprinted to his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France on Saturday in Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished second with the green jersey of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in third. The win marks the 30th stage win …

Kittel frustrated with Tour sprint ‘swerve’ from stage-winner Cavendish

VILLARS-LES-DOMBES, France (CT) – Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) will remain the victor of stage 14 of the 2016 Tour de France after the race jury dismissed Marcel Kittel’s claims of an irregular sprint. Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) was forced to brake in the stage-ending bunch kick as Cavendish moved into Kittel’s path, the German throwing his hand …

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Mark Cavendish takes 30th stage win at Tour de France, Froome relaxes in yellow

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) sprinted to his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France on Saturday in Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished second with the green jersey of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in third. The win marks the 30th stage win at the Tour for “The Manx Missile,” moving him within …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 7: 2016 Tour de France, first rest day

In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator, followed …

Tinkov, in TV interview: Valverde is jealous of Contador, Europeans don’t know how to do business

In a candid interview with NBC Sports on Thursday, following Stage 6 of the Tour de France, Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov shared his views on a variety of topics that included Peter Sagan’s run in the maillot jaune, the reason Movistar upped the pace on the final climb of Col de Font De Cère into Le Lioran on Stage …

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Twenty-nine at the line! Cavendish surpasses Hinault, slots into second in all-time Tour stage wins

The “Manx Missile,” Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), made it a hat-trick of wins at the 2016 Tour de France on Thursday, beating out Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) and Tour rookie Dan Mclay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) to win Stage 6 in Montauban. Cavendish, 31, continues to turn back the years and with this victory he has now surpassed Frenchman …

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