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Category: Mark Cavendish

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Cavendish denied Tour de France stage record as Tadej Pogacar seals title

Mark Cavendish beaten by Wout Van Aert on Champs-ÉlyséesTadej Pogacar secures second consecutive overall Tour titleMark Cavendish failed at the last to break Eddy Merckx’s longstanding record of 34 career stage wins after being outsprinted by Wout Van …

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Tour de France: Cavendish chases win record, Pogacar set for title – live!

Follow the final stage from Chatou to the Champs-ÉlyséesComeback kid Cavendish poised to make Tour historyPogacar set to retain his Tour title in Paris processionAny thoughts? Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.05pm BST One rider has not started toda…

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‘Comeback kid’ Mark Cavendish poised to join Tour de France immortals

If the British cyclist sprints to victory in Paris, he will set a record of 35 stage wins, surpassing the great Eddy MerckxIf Mark Cavendish sprints to his 35th Tour de France stage win in Paris on Sunday, he will have completed one of the most remarka…

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Tour de France stage 19: Mohoric bursts clear to keep Cavendish waiting

Bahrain Victorious rider takes second stage win of TourTeam is subject to investigation following raidsMark Cavendish’s hopes of surpassing Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 career Tour de France stage wins were stymied in the forests of Gascony after a 20-ri…

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Mark Cavendish equals Merckx’s record with 34th Tour de France stage win

British rider’s acceleration helps him triumph in stage 13Simon Yates among riders forced to abandon after crashMark Cavendish took his 34th win in the Tour de France, winning stage 13 from Nîmes to Carcassonne and equalling the record of five-time Tou…

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Tour de France: Mark Cavendish closes in on record with 33rd win in stage 10

Cavendish within one stage win of Eddy Merckx’s recordVictory in stage 10 was Cavendish’s third in this year’s tourMark Cavendish moved to within one win of Eddy Merckx’s all-time record as he collected his 33rd career Tour de France victory on stage 1…

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Tour de France: Mark Cavendish closes in on record with 33rd win in stage 10

Cavendish within one stage win of Eddy Merckx’s recordVictory in stage 10 was Cavendish’s third in this year’s tourMark Cavendish moved to within one win of Eddy Merckx’s all-time record as he collected his 33rd career Tour de France victory on stage 1…

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Tour de France: Mark Cavendish’s comeback is one of cycling’s greatest | William Fotheringham

Not long ago the Manxman talked tearfully about retirement. Now Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 Tour stage wins is in sightAs the French like to say, eating whets the appetite. So on Friday, the morning after winning the 32nd Tour de France stage of his car…

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Tour de France: Mark Cavendish proves the comeback king of Châteauroux

British rider makes it a hat-trick of victories in ChâteaurouxCavendish only two wins shy of Eddy Merckx’s recordAn irrepressible Mark Cavendish made it a hat-trick of wins in Châteauroux, blasting past his sprint rivals once more to claim his 32nd sta…

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Mark Cavendish cements comeback with emotional win at Tour de France

‘I thought I was never going to come back but the stars aligned’Cyclist celebrates his first Tour stage win since 2016Mark Cavendish capped a dramatic and emotional return to the Tour de France winning stage four from Redon to Fougères, ahead of a clut…

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‘I was in shock’: Mark Cavendish focused on Tour de France after surprise call-up

Sam Bennett’s knee injury opened door for Cavendish to raceManx sprinter has won 30 stages since his race debut in 2007Mark Cavendish’s relationship with the Tour de France, 30 stage wins and all, has been a “long, long love story and also a hate story…

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‘I was in shock’: Mark Cavendish focused on Tour de France after surprise call-up

Sam Bennett’s knee injury opened door for Cavendish to raceManx sprinter has won 30 stages since his race debut in 2007Mark Cavendish’s relationship with the Tour de France, 30 stage wins and all, has been a “long, long love story and also a hate story…

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Mark Cavendish back at Tour de France for first time since 2018

Manxman named in Deceuninck-QuickStep’s eight-man squad‘I will do all I can to grab this opportunity with both hands’Mark Cavendish will return to the Tour de France for the first time since 2018 this summer as his resurgence continues. The 36-year-old…

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Mark Cavendish’s Turkish delight caps one of cycling’s finest comebacks | William Fotheringham

Manxman’s heroics in Turkey come just months after he had hinted at retirement and give his new team a pleasant dilemmaHat-tricks are rare in professional cycling. Before Mark Cavendish sprinted into the finish in the Turkish resort of Kemer on Wednesd…

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Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey second stage to end barren run

Cavendish ends three-year run without a stage winThe 35-year-old was pondering retirement last seasonMark Cavendish won the second stage of the Tour of Turkey, a 144.9km ride around Konya, to end a three-year dry spell on Monday. Related: Nacer Bouhann…

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‘I’m a realist’: Mark Cavendish under no illusion about his future in cycling

Sprinter not expecting to repeat his previous successCavendish has rejoined Deceuninck-Quickstep teamA downbeat Mark Cavendish has acknowledged he will not return to his previous level as a sprinter and even conceded his winter transfer to the Deceunin…

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‘I am coming home’: Mark Cavendish to race on with return to Quickstep

35-year-old’s career had looked to be drawing to a close‘I can’t wait to be back in the Wolfpack,’ says CavendishMark Cavendish has ended speculation over his future by agreeing a deal to return to Deceuninck-QuickStep in 2021. The 35-year-old was out …

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Mark Cavendish’s Tour de France career may be over, admits Ellingworth

Cavendish omitted from Bahrain-McClaren team for Tour‘Hard to say’ if he will ever return, says general managerMark Cavendish’s years of Tour de France racing may be over, the general manager of his Bahrain-McLaren team, Rod Ellingworth, has acknowledg…

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Mark Cavendish’s chances of Tour de France spot hit by pandemic hold-up

Rider has had little chance to prove form and fitnessEllingworth denies rumours of Froome switch talks Mark Cavendish’s chances of racing at this year’s Tour de France have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain-McLaren team principal Rod Ellin…

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Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish attack British Cycling in Instagram chat

Wiggins questions competence of governing bodyCavendish queries qualification process for TokyoSir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish have aimed stinging criticism at British Cycling, the sport’s national governing body, in a Q&A session on Instagr…