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Cavendish set for tough mountain stage

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Follows 33rd stage win at Tour De France

After taking his third stage win of this year's Tour de France it will be down to survival again today for Mark Cavendish.

The Manx Missile clocked up the 33rd stage win of his career yesterday – claiming victory on the 10th stage.

Paying tribute to his team – Deceuninck Quick-Step – the Manxman said it was a collective effort:

And his win certainly hit the right note in the team car:

Today’s stage 11 mountain stage, with a distance of 198.9km, will include two ascents of Mont Ventoux.

The next stages - on Thursday into Nimes and on Friday into Carcassonne - offer good opportunities for Cavendish to further increase his stage win tally.

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