Mark Cavendish wins his first race in final season after perfect leadout in Tour Colombia

The Briton fended off the challenge of home rider Fernando Gaviria on stage four of the Tour Colombia

Mark Cavendish
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It's only taken four days of racing, and Mark Cavendish has already won a race in 2024 - the Briton triumphing on stage four of Tour Colombia.

The Astana-Qazaqstan rider finished third in the opening day's sprint in Duitama behind winner Fernando Gaviria, and in Zipaquirá on Friday Cavendish repaid his team for a sterling leadout by just edging out Gaviria of Movistar.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.