Mark Cavendish makes history with Tour de France stage six victory

The Manxman moved to second in the all-time stage winner standings at the Tour with 29 wins

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Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) made history at the Tour de France after winning stage six to Montauban on Thursday, moving him to second on the all-time list of stage winners.

The Manxman sits five victories off the record of Eddy Merckx with 34 stage wins, but has now surpassed Bernard Hinault, who's 28-win record he matched on stage three of this edition of the Tour.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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