No happy ending for Mark Cavendish after hardest Tour de France of his life

Mark Cavendish couldn't beat André Greipel to the line in Paris on the final stage of the 2015 Tour de France

Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome on stage twenty-one of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick-Step) was unable to make it a perfect ending for Britain at the 2015 Tour de France like he did in 2012, as he failed match the power of André Greipel on the final sprint into Paris on Sunday's climax to the race.

A four-time winner of the final Tour stage to the Champs-Élysées, Cavendish had his hopes set on another win but eventually was only able to finish sixth, as this year's most successful sprinter Greipel powered to his fourth stage win.

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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.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).