Cavendish equaled Merckx’s record with his 34th stage Tour victory


Updates: 09.07.2021 17:43

Carcassonne (France) – British cyclist Mark Cavendish won the 34th stage in a spurt 34th victory at the Tour de France and equaled the record of Belgian legend Eddy Merckx. In this year’s 108th year, the 36-year-old former world champion scored his fourth triumph and reaffirmed that he had returned in great shape after a long ordeal. Cavendish embarks on the Tour after three years, during which he struggled with health problems and declining performance.

After almost 220 kilometers, Cavendish surpassed Dan Michael Mörköv and Belgian Jasper Philipsen in the mass finish in Carcassonne. Thanks to this, he strengthened his lead in the scoring competition, which he can dominate again after ten years.

Last year’s winner, Slovenian Tadej Pogačar, remained at the top of the Tour standings.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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