Mark Cavendish spoils Bastille Day party to take third Tour stage win

Mark Cavendish spoiled the Bastille Day celebrations for the French today, storming in to Issoudun with an imperious sprinting performance to complete his hat-trick of stage wins in this year’s Tour de France.

Mark Cavendish, Tour de France 2009, stage 10

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Quite clearly the finest sprinter in the Tour peloton, Cavendish had time to take off his green sunglasses as he crossed the line in Issoudun a good two bike lengths ahead of Cervelo Test Team's Thor Hushovd. In doing so he declared his intention to recapture the Tour's green jersey.

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