Cavendish loses two sprints in one Tour stage

Mark Cavendish, British road race national championships 2011

HTC-Highroad's Mark Cavendish lost out twice today on the Tour de France's stage to Redon. He was disqualified from the intermediate sprint and blocked in the final metres to the finish.

"I tried to [follow team] Garmin, fighting with [José] Rojas, but the Kamikaze, [Romain] Feillu came flying in in the last corner, I got tangled and thought I was going to crash," Cavendish explained to the press at the team bus.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.