Michael Matthews gets closer to Mark Cavendish in Tour de France points classification but admits it 'could all be for nothing'

The Australian won the green jersey in 2017 and is currently Mark Cavendish's closest challenger

Michael Matthews
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Michael Matthews has moved within touching distance of the Tour de France green jersey after another aggressive day of racing.

Following Mark Cavendish’s fourth win of the race on stage 13, the Briton held a lead of 101 points to Matthews in the points classification.

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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.