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Manx Missile has to wait for next stage win opportunity

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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:

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