Mark Cavendish admits making mistakes in Tour de France sprint as team hopes for improvement in form

Cavendish explains where it went wrong on stage four

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish admits he made a mistake as he finished in 21st place on stage four of the Tour de France with his team hoping for an improvement in form.

Dimension Data took control of the race in the final five kilometres to attempt to set up Cavendish for his 31st career win in the Tour and first since 2016. However it was Fernando Gaviria who came through with the benefit of his Quick-Step Floors. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) placed second.

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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.