Cavendish: I’m in a little bit of disbelief


Mark Cavendish took his coveted record of stage wins in the Tour de France in the fifth stage of the 2024 Tour de France.

The Briton showed that he was the fastest in the bunch sprint in Saint-Vulbas and wrote history as he passed Eddie Merckx’s 34 victories.

“We just wanted to get the run in to do it, I guess,” Cavendish said. “Woah. I’m in a little bit of disbelief. Astana put a big gamble on this year to make sure we had a good Tour de France. We gambled on coming here and winning at least one stage. That’s a big gamble for my boss, Alexandre Vinokourov”.

“That shows an ex bike rider, one who knows what the Tour de France is. You know you have to go all in, and we’ve done it. We worked exactly what we wanted to do, how we built the team, the equipment. Every detail has gone specifically to today”.


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