Tour de France 2021: Mark Cavendish makes the time cut as Arnaud Démare among those eliminated on stage nine

A brutal day in the Alps saw numerous riders eliminated ahead of the Tour de France's first rest day

Mark Cavendish on stage nine of the 2021 Tour de France
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An emotional Mark Cavendish was visibly grateful to his Deceuninck-Quick-Step team-mates at the end of stage nine of the Tour de France, after they helped him make it to the summit finish in Tignes inside the time cut.

Cavendish, who still leads the green jersey points competition, arrived at the mountain finish in the Alps along with team-mates Tim Declercq and Michael Mørkøv to beat the stage's time limit of 37-20 by 1-31.

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