Mark Cavendish 'so, so fortunate' after 'bike destroyed' in crash on Tour de France stage three

The Deceuninck - Quick Step rider will be hoping that stage four is a calmer affair

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish may not have contested the sprint finish on stage three of the Tour de France like hoped, but the British rider was just thankful to be standing injury-free afterwards.

On a day full of crashes involving the race’s biggest names, Cavendish was unable to try and win his 31st Tour stage, held back by one of the many late crashes and finishing on a bike that he says was “destroyed”.

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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.