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Fifth Stage Win for Cavendish-Stage 20 TdF

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The stage began about half an hour later due to a media circus when leading team classification Radioshack has its riders Lance Armstrong and the rest, wearing black jerseys with the number 28. This was a tribute to the 28 million cancer patients worldwide, however UCI forbade them to ride in it and ordered them to get back into team jerseys or get disqualified. After some media exposure, team RadioShack team complied.

The stage began with a breakaway of 12 riders at 35km, including Lance Armstrong. They maintained a 20 second lead but sprinters began to dominate and…

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Cavendish wins Stage 18 Tour de France

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Thor Hushovd of Cervelo Test Team failed to hold on to the green jersey by coming in at 14th place, leaving Petacchi now the bearer of the maillot vert and with a ten-point advantage over Hushovd. Cavendish is now at third place for the race of the green jersey.

There’s no change on the overall standings after the 198km stage. Alberto Contador of Astana still wears the yellow jersey and Andy Schleck of Saxo Bank trails 8 seconds behind the Spaniard.

Stage 18 Top 5 Results:
1. Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Columbia
2. Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions
3. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
4. Robbie…

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Vinokourov Wins Stage 13 Tour de France 2010, Cavendish 2nd

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Stage 13 of the Tour de France 2010 is a course for sprinters, and HTC Columbia’s Mark Cavendish fell shortly behind Alexandre Vinokourov, who won the stage. Although Cavendish placed 2nd, his strong performance was without his leadout man Mark Renshaw, who was ejected for head butting.

Taking 2nd place is hard to swallow, but Cavendish was content on his achievement.

“That was pretty incredible when he went on the climb; we were riding full gas,” Cavendish said. “I had to use my whole team the whole day so I didn’t have anyone. Maybe if some of the other sprinters’ teams decided to ride we could have brought him back, but that was a very impressive ride to get that win. I’m satisfied.”

Cavendish is now in third place overall, and is in the run for the…

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Cavendish wins Stage 11 Tour de France

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Julian Dean was paving the way for Tyler Farrar’s first win of the Tour to no avail. Farrar was still nursing a broken hand sustained at Stage 3 and has to settle for third. Alessandro Petacchi of Lampre-Farnese Vini placed second.

Cavendish put himself back as a contender for the points competition as Petacchi wears the green jersey. Thor Hushovd of Cervelo TestTeam took the seventh place.

Mark Cavendish took his 13th win of the Tour de France when he won Stage 11 and is now 29 points behind Petacchi. He is going to force his luck in the remaining race in Revel on Friday and…

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Stage 6 Tour de France 2010 Win for Cavendish

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Mark Cavendish has now won back to back stages, first winning Stage 5 of the Tour de France, and now taking home Stage 6. Although (as we just reported) a fight erupted at the end, you can say it was an overall good, and exciting day.

Cavendish said “I cross the line with my hands in the air, but it doesn’t make me necessarily the only guy who’s done it,” and he followed with “I’ve got guys riding for me on the front all day. It’s incredible to do, especially with the Alps coming up where some of our guys will have their own ambitions. It shows they are willing to sacrifice for the team.”

At the beginning of Stage 6 of the 2010 Tour de France, a three man breakaway took place, and with 73km to go, Sebastian Lang,…

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Cavendish wins Stage 5 Tour de France

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Second place went to Gerald Ciolek of Team Milram and third place went to Edvald Boasson Hagen of Sky Professional Cycling Team. This was the 11th stage win for young Brit throughout his entire cycling career.

The stage 5 race began at Epernay and ended in Montargis. An early breakaway was instigated by of José Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d’Epargne), Jurgen van de Walle (Quick Step) and Julian El Fares (Cofidis). With four kilometers left before the finish line, Guiterrez  made an effort for a solo lead but the HTC-Columbia team were on top of the peloton as it entered the town. Other teams…

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Boy Racer Book by Mark Cavendish

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Mark Cavendish has dropped a refreshing read that tells his story about the world of cycling. Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker is a book that brings to light the many facets of the sport. Cavendish did not hold back, sharing his sprint victories in detail.

In his Boy Racer, Cavendish sheds some light on the reality of being a professional racer. The book also reveals the struggles Cavendish went through and how he turned it all around to become one of the world’s top sprinters. Brutally frank and candid, Boy Racer documents how Cavendish used doubts and skepticism over his ability to fuel his drive to win in each competition.

Labeled fat and useless, the book captures how the young teen from Isle of Man took the world of cycling by storm. Cavendish has earned the respect of many and captured the heart of all his admirers…

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