CAV HAS PARIS SHOT TO PASS MERCKX TALLY
Irish Sunday Mirror|July 18, 2021
Stage 20 Libourne > Saint-Emilion 30.8km, Individual time-trial
MIKE WALTERS

TADEJ POGACAR will clinch back-to-back Yellow Jerseys on the Champs Elysees tonight – but all British eyes will be on Mark Cavendish.

Slovenian sensation Pogacar was a surprise Tour de France winner last year when long-time leader Primoz Roglic choked in the dramatic time trial finale.

But 22-year-old Pogacar has romped home with 5min 20sec to spare this time and only has to negotiate the procession into Paris – where history awaits Cavendish today too.

The Manx rocket is favorite to win a 35th career stage on Le Tour, taking him past Belgian legend Eddy Merckx’s 46-year-old record, after eight circuits of the famous boulevard.

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