Mark Cavendish

The Tour de France continued to be a school of hard knocks for Mark Cavendish on Monday.

The 22 year-old Manx rider was still smarting from his crash during Sunday?s stage to Canterbury when was caught up in the big crash two kilometres from the end of the stage to Ghent, and again trailed in several minutes after the other sprinters had fought for the stage victory.

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