Sprint king out of tour

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

MARK Cavendish’s hopes of beat­ing Eddy Mer­ckx’s record of 34 stage wins on the Tour de France were put on hold when the British sprinter was sen­sa­tion­ally elim­i­nated from the Tour de France.

Cavendish, of the Di­men­sion Data team and with 30 wins, only just man­aged to stay in the 105th edi­tion of the race af­ter strug­gling to make the time cut on Tues­day’s 10th stage.

But the sec­ond of three days in the French Alps proved a step too far for the Isle of Man sprinter.

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