Cavendish has equalled the all-time TdF record holder
Mark Cavendish will have to wait for almost a week until he gets a realistic chance of increasing his Tour de France tally.
Yesterday he equalled all-time record holder Eddie Merckx by recording the 34th stage win of his career.
Five mountain and hilly stages – split by one rest day – lie before him before he gets to Stage 19 where there is a sprint opportunity.
Crossing the finish line yesterday the Manx Missile admitted he was exhausted:
"It's like my first one. It's what I dreamed of as a kid, it's what I dream of now."— ITV Cycling (@itvcycling) July 9, 2021
This one will take a while to sink in. Your 34-time Tour stage winner 💚 pic.twitter.com/hWVwMUoBHy