London (dpa) Mark Cavendish equaled the record in the Tour de France, in terms of the number of stage wins in the race, as he achieved 34 victories in his career in Carcassonne.
The British news agency “BA Media” reported that Cavendish tied with Belgian Eddie Merckx, as he beat Michael Morkoff, and Jasper Philipsen came in third place at the end of the thirteenth stage, which is 220 kilometers long from Nimes, for Cavendish to get his fourth victory. In this year’s race.
The 36-year-old Cavendish returned to his level and took advantage of his unexpected selection from the Deconic Quick Step team, as he began winning his first rounds in the race since 2016. So, my colleagues were amazed, I can’t believe this.
If Cavendish manages to get out of the next mountain stage safely, he will have two chances to hold the record, the start will be in the nineteenth stage and the second will be on the last day on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
This stage witnessed the withdrawal of Roger Kluge and Simon Yates due to the accident, which occurred approximately 65 kilometers before the finish in Carcassonne. Several cyclists fell in the accident near a bridge and neither German Kluge, player of Lotto-Sudal club, nor Biryani Simon Yates, player of Tim Pike, were unable to complete the race.
The fourth stage of the race will be held tomorrow, Saturday, and it will start from Qarqosuna to Cuellan, and it will cover an area of 184 km. Slovenian champion Tadi Pogacar remains in the yellow jersey, as he leads the standings by five minutes over Colombian Rigoberto Uran.