'He's one of the best ever': Cycling pays tribute to Mark Cavendish after yellow glory

Managers and riders pay tribute to Mark Cavendish after his 27th Tour de France stage win gained him the yellow jersey for the first time

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish wins Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) rounded out his career with the Tour de France's yellow jersey, taking it with the win in the first stage along Utah Beach.

It was "one of the few things that he lacked" in his already strong palmarès.

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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.