Mark Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx's record of 34 Tour de France stage wins

The Briton won stage 13, his fourth victory of the 2021 edition

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish has equalled Eddy Merckx's record of 34 Tour de France stage wins.

The Deceuninck - Quick Step sprinter won a bunch sprint on stage 13 of the 2021 race in Carcassone, his fourth win of the current edition.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.