'Class and experience set Mark Cavendish apart'

Teammates, rivals and team staff reflect on Mark Cavendish's success so far at the 2016 Tour de France

Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) sprinted to his 30th win in the Tour de France at the bird park in Villars-Les-Dombes, something made possible by "class and experience" say those close to him.

Dimension Data's Manxman beat Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff). With the victory, he bagged four out of the five sprint stages so far in the Tour and edged closer to Eddy Merckx's all-time record of 34 stage wins.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.