Another Monday is here, and so is our news from the world of cycling. So, what did you miss?
Cavendish’s amazing comeback
It looked like a perfect set-up. Mark Cavendish won 4 stages this year and equalled the Eddy Merckx’s record of 35 stage victories. And with the Deceuninck – Quick-Step dominance, everyone expected him to break the record on the grandest stage of them all, the Champs-Élysées.
💛 @TamauPogi s'adjuge quant à lui son deuxième Tour de France.
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 18, 2021
However, it was not meant to be and it was Wout van Aert who claimed the last stage win. And with it an impressive hat-trick straight out of a by-gone era. Winning a bunch sprint, a mountain stage and a time trial. A truly impressive feat.
Back to Mark Cavendish. He might have finished third on the Champs-Élysées but that still sealed his ŠKODA Green Jersey victory. Winning the points competition is a mighty achievement on its own and Cavendish only won it for the second time in his whole career.
Do you expect him to be back next year to take that 35th win? Can’t think of anything that could stop him.
Le Tour de France s'achève.
Félicitations à @TamauPogi qui remporte le maillot jaune et deux autres distinctions, à @MarkCavendish pour son maillot vert et à celles et ceux qui ont rendu cet évènement possible.
La France rayonne dans le monde avec @LeTour.pic.twitter.com/cWCqCiBUT9
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) July 18, 2021
How did you like the Tour’s leading car?
The most laid-back rider of the Tour
— Geraint Thomas (@GeraintThomas86) July 18, 2021
Not only your mum, Chris
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) July 18, 2021