Mark Cavendish

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

Cavendish pens three-year deal with MTN-Qhubeka

Cavendish has agreed a three-year deal with MTN-Qhubeka.

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Mark Cavendish has signed for African squad MTN-Qhubeka, their parent company Ryder Cycling has announced.

The 26-time Tour de France stage winner and 2011 world champion has agreed a three-year deal, his CVNDSH brand said.

Cavendish's current deal with Belgian squad Etixx-QuickStep expires at the end of the season and his move to MTN-Qhubeka has long been mooted.

MTN-Qhubeka will be known as Team Dimensions Data from 2016.

Mark Renshaw and Bernhard Eisel, both long-term allies of Cavendish, have also joined the squad.

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Cav: Martin crash and Stybar win shows what a rollercoaster the Tour is

Ned Boutling caught up with Mark Cavendish before Stage 7 and after a bittersweet day for Etixx as Zdenek Stybar won the stage but their man in yellow Tony Martin suffered a broken collarbone and had to withdraw from the race.

The Manxman says his team will go all out for the win today and hope to 'do it for Tony' but wonder's if the Tour organisers have decided to take the 'speed' out of the sprints this year with slight uphill finishes.

Watch the full interview below.

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