Career advice, good losers, and memories: Reactions to Mark Cavendish making Tour de France history

35 Tour stage wins. It's more than a little bit impressive

Mark Cavendish after winning his 35th Tour de France stage
(Image credit: Getty Images)

You will not have missed the fact that Sir Mark Cavendish made history at the Tour de France on Wednesday afternoon, as he won stage five and broke the stage victories record in the process.

The Astana Qazaqstan rider has been through a lot to get to this point - including 15 Tours de France - and there has been an outpouring of love for the 39-year-old and his incredible achievement.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.