Mark Cavendish: 'Since 2008, people have said that's the end of me'

Manxman Mark Cavendish showed that he's still got what it takes to win at the Tour de France - and take the race lead for the first time in his career

Mark Cavendish wins stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) won the Tour de France's yellow jersey for the first time in his career after winning his 27th stage in the race along the Normandy coast, but says that since his first win in 2008, he had the pressure to perform in the world's biggest bicycle race.

Cavendish sprinted ahead of Marcel Kittel (Etixx–Quick-Step) and world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at Utah Beach on stage one, the site of the D-Day invasion, to win stage one of the Tour. Immediately afterwards, accolades poured in on the internet from rivals to team-mates complementing Cavendish on his achievement.

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