Posts Tagged "Mark Cavendish"

British rider Mark Cavendish claimed his 30th Tour de France victory and fourth in this year’s race when he left sprint rival Marcel Kittel trailing at the end of the 14th stage on Saturday.

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Montpellier is well renowned for being a sprinters paradise and Stage 11 will offer the fast men another chance for glory after the craziness of the previous stage.

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Mark Cavendish cemented his status as the Tour de France’s greatest sprinter when he claimed his 29th stage victory in the race in Thursday’s sixth leg.

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Mark Cavendish has joined France great Bernard Hinault in second place of the all-time list of Tour de France stage winners after pipping Andre Greipel for his second victory in this year’s race.

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The second sprint stage in a row greets the riders on Stage 4 of the Tour de France. After a stressful few days, they will be hoping that today is relatively simple for the majority of the stage.

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An emotional Mark Cavendish completed cycling’s prestigious set of distinctive jerseys when he won the crash-marred first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday to take the overall leader’s yellow jersey.

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Combining brute strength, positioning, teamwork, mind games and a lot of luck, cycling’s sprinters put their bodies on the line at speeds in excess of 70 kilometres per hour when races come down to a pulsating bunch kick.

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Last year, Mark Cavendish told his then Etixx-Quickstep teammate Tony Martin that he’d sign one more contract and then retire.

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British cycling ace Mark Cavendish will start his season at next month’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race after event organisers confirmed the 30-year-old sprinter will compete at the January 31 event.

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The first African team to participate in the Tour de France has just become the first African team to receive a WorldTour license. Team Dimension Data, formerly known as MTN-Qhubeka, announced this week they will be one of 18 WorldTour teams to compete during the 2016 season.

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A question for you all. Can anyone reading this name the last five winners of the UCI World Tour?

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Wow. What a first week! With the Tour de France’s first rest day, let’s sit back and review the action thus far.

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I’m pretty sure I just watched Stage 7 of the Tour de France but I’m a little suspicious that it might have been some other race. No one crashed out, nothing truly insane happened and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse failed to appear.

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Long gone are the days when Mark Cavendish joked about Andre Greipel only winning insignificant races. With two victories in the opening five days, the big German is very much eclipsing his formercteammate.

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The Tour de France takes in 190 kilometres of slightly lumpy roads as the peloton travels from Arras Communate Urbaine to Amiens Metropole.

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While everyone dreams of spending a day in yellow at the Tour de France, the second most important jersey is the green one awarded to the most consistent sprinter over the three weeks.

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The Dubai Tour has wrapped up, with Mark Cavendish beating out a range of contenders including John Degenkolb to take the crown. With some time now passed to digest, what can we make of the event?

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Caleb Ewan has already drawn comparisons to Robbie McEwen and Mark Cavendish.

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After 10 stages of theĀ 2014 Tour de France, crashes have taken out 18 riders, including some of the favourites for both the general and sprinters’ classification.

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The English start to the 2014 Tour de France surpassed even the wildest dreams of the people of Yorkshire and London who made it happen, with the crowds by the roadside estimated at some 2.5 million per day.

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