Cavendish: 'I had to win on Champs-Élysées'

Mark Cavendish, Tour de France 2009, stage 21

You could tell winning on the Champs-Élysées was special for Mark Cavendish by the long double ‘Yes!’ he let out after crossing the line with his arms in the air.

When Cavendish started the 2009 Tour de France in Monaco three weeks ago, he already had his eye on winning in Paris. His other five wins along the way were all special and he learnt about fighting for the green jersey, but he wanted to win on the Champs-Élysées.

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