Mark Cavendish responds after video emerges of him shouting at mechanic at Tour de France

On the morning of stage 19 Cavendish had problems with his bike, making his frustration clear in front of fans

Mark Cavendish at the Tour de France 2021
(Image credit: Getty)

Mark Cavendish has responded after a video has emerged showing him shouting at a team mechanic at the Tour de France. 

The British sprinter, winner of four stages in this year’s Tour, was having problems with his bike at the start of stage 19 of the race and was filmed venting his frustration while in front of fans outside the team bus in Mourenx. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.