'We've got to make the best of it': Dimension Data fighting on at Tour de France after losing Mark Cavendish

The African team has regrouped and is looking elsewhere for stage wins at the Tour de France after Mark Cavendish crashed out

Mark Cavendish rides injured to the finish of stage four of the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Dimension Data fights on in this Tour de France trying to "make the best" of the race after losing Mark Cavendish to a crash and broken shoulder blade.

The South African WorldTour team led the final kilometres of the sprint stage into Nuits-Saint-Georges today as if they were riding for the sprint great. Instead, they pushed for Edvald Boasson Hagen who finished just three to five millimetres behind winner Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors).

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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.