Breaking: Mark Cavendish eliminated from the Tour de France
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Breaking: Mark Cavendish eliminated from the Tour de France

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Mark Cavendish’s hopes of grabbing at least one stage victory on this season’s Tour de France are now officially vanished after yesterday’s mountain stage “eliminated” the British sprinter. Sadly, he was not able to make the time cut.

 

The Dimension Data cyclist was able to cross the finish line of the 11th stage at around one hour and 33 minutes after Geraint Thomas, the stage winner.

 

The time limit was previously set at only 31 minutes and 27 seconds. Way less than the Time Cavendish used to finish the stage.

 

Sadly, the time spent in the French Alps was a bit too much for the sprinter who has so far accumulated 30 impressive stage wins in 10 Tour de France participations.

 

 

 

Sprinters’ nightmare

 

However, it seems yesterday’s stage did not only affect Cavendish and his dreams for this season’s Tour.

 

Along with the sprinter, his Australian teammate Mark Renshaw and also German Marcel Kittel were also eliminated from the Tour. They both crossed the finish line way outside (at around 45 minutes) the time limit that the race jury has set.

 


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