Mark Cavendish powers to Tour de France 2021 stage six victory

The Manxman won his second stage of the race in Châteauroux

Mark Cavendish wins stage six of the 2021 Tour de France
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Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) powered to his second stage win of the Tour de France 2021, beating Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) to the win in Châteauroux on stage six.

The Manxman rode the wheels perfectly in the final straight, moving from the wheel of his team-mate Michael Mørkøv on the left of the road into the wheel of Philipsen and Tim Merlier on the right. That put Cavendish into the perfect place for when Philipsen launched his sprint first, quickly powering around him in the final metres to the line to take a clear victory.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).