Mark Cavendish: I don't take being the fastest sprinter for granted any more

Mark Cavendish knows that pure speed isn't enough to win Tour de France stages these days, but he wins them anyway

Mark Cavendish wins stage six of the 2016 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Technological advancements and the emergence of a new breed of sprinter means Mark Cavendish can’t rely on simply being the fastest sprinter in the peloton any more, but the Manxman is still finding ways to win at the Tour de France.

Cavendish sped past Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step) in the final 200m to edge his 29th Tour win, with young Brit Dan McLay came through to take third on the line.

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