'When Mark Cavendish sees the last 500 metre sign, he doesn't feel pain'

The sprinter's Dimension Data colleagues say he's found a new level at the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish's aim to lead Dimension Data to sprint wins in the Tour de France and to win the Omnium gold makes him a dangerous cyclist for his rivals, says his team following his 29th career stage win today in Montauban.

Cavendish beat Marcel Kittel (Etixx–Quick-Step) in a tight sprint and held off the charge of Daniel McLay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept), who placed third. With it, he took his third win of 2016 Tour and his 29th in the stage race.

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