Mark Cavendish ‘bitterly disappointed' after missing time cut and being eliminated from Tour de France

Manxman finishes mountain stage far outside the time cut

Mark Cavendish crosses the line with the broom wagon looming on stage 11 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Doug Ryder, the boss of the Dimension Data team, has said that Mark Cavendish is “gutted” and “bitterly disappointed” to have been eliminated from the Tour de France.

Cavendish, team-mate Mark Renshaw, and Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) all finished well outside the time limit on stage 11 of the Tour de France. The Manxman was the last rider to cross the line more than 30 minutes outside the time cut, which had been extended in recognition of the difficulty of the stage.

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