First the record, then the end. Sagan’s rival could say goodbye in style – Cycling – Sports

British cyclist Mark Cavendish could end his career after breaking the historic record in the number of stage victories at the Tour de France.

That’s what the head of his Deceuninck-QuickStep team, Patrick Lefevere, thinks.

Thirty-six-year-old Cavendish, after several years of declining careers, was back in the limelight and twice enjoyed stage laurels on the ongoing Tour.

He has collected 32 victories in total, and only two separate him from the legendary Eddy Merckx.

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Cavendish also attributes his return to his old performances to Lefever, who gave him a chance before this season.

Last December, it looked like the British cyclist was ending his career.

“We went to dinner together in June and Mark told me he would like to extend his contract for another season. But after his last wins, the scenario is completely different, “said Lefevere.

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There are three flat stages on the Tour this week and two more in the final, where Cavendish could equal Merckx’s record.

“Imagine winning a green jersey on the Champs Elysees and achieving a 35th victory. Maybe he’d say, ‘That’s all, for me it’s the boss’.

In that case, I would not stop him from leaving, “said Lefevere.


Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.

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