Cavendish joins Armstrong for Livestrong video

Armstrong Cavendish Hincapie Livestrong Tour video

Lance Armstrong invited Mark Cavendish and Columbia-HTC team-mate George Hincapie to take part in Tuesday's Livestrong video in the Texan's hotel room in Limoges prior to stage 10.

Armstrong posts up daily videos from the Tour de France on the Livestrong website, and yesterday's clip included a not-so-serious contribution from the British sprinter.

During the video, Armstrong revealed that he had been out for a training ride during Monday's rest day with the Columbia team, and joked that Cavendish smelt a bit during the ride.

At the end of the clip, Armstrong dedicated Tuesday's stage ride to Andreas Knickman, the son of former pro rider Roy Knickman and who has just been diagnosed with cancer, and stated that Cavendish would win the stage for him.

And win it he did, the Manxman taking his third stage win of the 2009 Tour.

Watch the video on the Livestrong website>>

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