Tour de France - Mark Cavendish: I'm already thinking of tomorrow
Jul 18 2021 05:52 am CET

Tour de France - Mark Cavendish: I'm already thinking of tomorrow
Tour de France - Mark Cavendish: I'm already thinking of tomorrow
Photo of Mark Cavendish © Wout Beel

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Mark Cavendish is looking forward to the last stage of the Tour de France.

The Briton equalled the record held by Eddy Merckx of 34 stage wins in the French grand tour, and still has one chance in the 2021 edition of the race to beat it. The Champs-Élysées stage is a dream for sprinters and the rider has survived every tough stage only to be in that one, including the closing time trial.

"The ITT has been okay for me," said Cavendish. "It was very flat, so I just tried to stay aerodynamic in order to save energy. I actually enjoyed the course through the vineyards. The crowds were also incredible: it is so nice to see so much people on the roadside. I’m already thinking of tomorrow. I hope for a stage win. As with every stage, there are many teams who haven’t won yet and will battle for victory. Anyway, it will normally come down to a sprint on the Champs-Élysées.

"I will just try to win this bike race. It is great to arrive to Paris with the full team, and three guys placing top-10 on the ITT. I’m still very grateful they supported me so much in the mountains. I’m impressed with Tadej Pogacar both as a rider and as a person. He is a nice little kid, always smiling and in a good mood. All these young guys like [Jonas] Vingegaard, [Mathieu] Van der Poel and Pogacar himself are great. I am happy I got to share peloton with them."






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