Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish: I hate the Pyrenees so much!

"I'm from the Isle of Man, man – I can't deal with this heat!"

Yes, after a brutal, hot day in the mountains, a weary Mark Cavendish spoke to our reporter Matt Rendell about how much he enjoyed Stage 8: the heat, throwing up over his handlebars, and a puncture on the final climb for good measure.

It's fair to say Cav won't be getting a call from the Pyrenees tourism board any time soon…

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Mark Cavendish cried for team-mate Steve Cummings

Dimension Data sprint star Mark Cavendish, who has already won three stages on this Tour, admitted that he cried tears of joy as he heard that his team-mate and friend Steve Cummings was riding away to a sensational victory on Stage 7.

Cav also told our reporter Matt Rendell that he thought fellow Englishman Cummings should be picked for Team GB's Olympic road race team.

Mark Cavendish powers to stage six win

Mark Cavendish moved into second place all-time for Tour de France stage wins as he collected his 29th victory on stage six in Montauban

Cavendish's third win of the 2016 Tour came ahead of Germany's Marcel Kittel, and a fine third place for British Tour debutant Dan McLay - his fourth top-10 finish of his opening Tour.

Niece dedication: Mark Cavendish said his stage victory was for his brother's newborn daughter.

Credit: PA

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