Mark Cavendish

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.

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Cavendish wins Stage 3 in photo finish

Mark Cavendish turned in a vintage performance to snatch his second stage win of the 2016 Tour de France and write another line in the great race's history books.

Andre Greipel punched the air after the pair crossed the line in Angers, but the German's arm soon dropped and Cavendish quietly pumped a fist before replays confirmed his victory - with the Tour's official timekeepers putting the gap at six thousandths of a second.

Cavenidish was the winner.

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Cavendish "incredibly proud" to wear yellow

Mark Cavendish added the missing piece to his collection of cycling's most prestigious jerseys as victory on the opening stage of the Tour de France put him in yellow.

Having been put in the shade by rival sprinters Marcel Kittel and Andre Greipel in recent Tours, the Manxman was considered an outsider for victory at Utah Beach.

Mark Cavendish overjoyed to wear yellow after winning the opening 2016 stage

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Classy Cavendish powers to opening stage win

Mark Cavendish will wear the Tour de France's famed yellow jersey for the first time in his career after winning stage one to Utah Beach.

The Manxman outsprinted Marcel Kittel and Peter Sagan in a frantic finish to the 188km stage from Mont St Michel to claim the 27th Tour victory of his career, but the first on an opening stage.

Mark Cavendish powers through to take the opening Tour de France 2016 stage