Merckx’s Record Falls as Cavendish Claims 35th Tour de France Victory

Mark Cavendish claims record (UCI WorldTeam Astana Qazaqstan)

Mark Cavendish etched his name in the annals of Tour de France history, surpassing the legendary Eddy Merckx’s record for most career stage wins with a thrilling 35th victory in his final appearance at the esteemed race.

The veteran sprinter from the Isle of Man demonstrated his unwavering passion and dedication to the sport, crossing the finish line with a remarkable display of speed and agility.

Mark Cavendish (UCI WorldTeam Astana Qazaqstan)

This historic achievement marks a testament to Cavendish’s enduring talent and perseverance, coming 16 years after his inaugural Tour stage win. His unrelenting drive to succeed is evident in his words, “I always needed to win one more, one more.

It takes a lot to get there every year. I’ve got incredible people around me.” Cavendish’s children joined him on the podium, sharing in the joy of their father’s remarkable accomplishment.

As the cycling world celebrates Cavendish’s achievement, two-time champion Tadej Pogacar narrowly avoided a crash and retained the coveted yellow jersey. The Slovenian rider’s skill and agility were on full display as he navigated the treacherous terrain.

Cavendish’s historic win has cemented his status as one of the greatest sprinters in Tour de France history, earning him widespread acclaim from fellow riders and fans alike.

This momentous occasion serves as a fitting tribute to Cavendish’s illustrious career, showcasing his unwavering commitment to excellence and his unrelenting pursuit of victory. As the curtain closes on his final Tour de France appearance, Mark Cavendish leaves behind a legacy that will inspire generations of cyclists to come.