Frustrated Cav misses magic Mark
Daily Star|July 19, 2021
MARK CAVENDISH slammed his handlebars in frustration after he was denied a fairy-tale finish to his stunning Tour de France encore.
MIKE WALTERS

‘The Manx Missile’, bidding for a record 35th stage win to overhaul Belgian legend Eddy Merckx’s 46-year old record, was pipped on the Champs-Elysees by Belgian pair Wout van Aert and Jasper Philipsen.

After four stage wins in this year’s race brought him level with Merckx, Cavendish was dreaming of a Hollywood finale on the celebrated Paris boulevard where he had won four times before.

But in a dramatic twist, he fell just short as he was denied another piece of history.

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