Mark Cavendish scorches to record win on stage 13 of Tour de France 2021

The British sprinter was once again untouchable in the final

Mark Cavendish wins stage 13 of the 2021 Tour de France
Mark Cavendish wins stage 13 of the 2021 Tour de France
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Mark Cavendish won yet again on stage 13 of the Tour de France 2021 after another remarkable performance.

It was a tense final in Carcassonne as riders fought for position to get into the final kilometres in perfect position, but Cavendish showed his class to outsprint Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Iván García (Bahrain-Victorious).

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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.