Tour de France stage 6: Mark Cavendish widens lead in green jersey competition

Tour de France stage 6: Mark Cavendish widens lead in green jersey competition


This is not the sprint field that we expected to see challenging at the Tour de France this year. Just before the Tour started, the riders that were predicted to be up there on flat stages were Sam Bennett, Caleb Ewan and Arnaud Démare, three riders who have proved themselves as the fastest in the world over the past couple of years. They dominated at the Giro d’Italia and the Tour in 2020, and it was thought it would be exactly the same this year.

Things change at lightning speed in cycling, however. First, Bennett was withdrawn from the start list due to a knee injury, and replaced by Mark Cavendish. More about him in a minute. Then, Caleb Ewan unfortunately crashed out on stage 3, breaking his collarbone in four pieces. Démare, meanwhile, has barely challenged so far; fourth place on stage 6 being his best result, despite an entire team built around his success.



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