Mark Cavendish left frustrated by mechanical at end of Tour de France stage 11

Mark Cavendish was disappointed at the end of stage 11 of the Tour de France, as a broken rear mech prevented him from contesting the race finish

Mark Cavendish at the 2016 Tour de France

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Mark Cavendish lamented a broken rear mech in the final eight kilometres of stage 11 that prevented him from being able to contest the finish of the race.

The 162.5-kilometre stage from Carcassone to Montpellier had been targeted as a potential fourth win for the Manxman at this year’s Tour, with a bunch sprint predicted. However, his bike collided with another rider in the closing kilometres which put him out of contention as the race reached its climax.

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