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Cav Does It Again
18 Jul, 2011

Mark Cavendish ramped his tally of wins in this years Tour de France up to four with a text book victory into Montpellier.  Taking his career total to 19 in just four editions of the race is mind boggling for his rivals who bank everything on taking a single victory in the event.  After a slow start to the race for the Manxman he looks to be on target for equalling his record at five wins in a single edition of the Tour.

"It's not me, it's my team that really made this victory possible,"  Cavendish said afterwards,


"Right from the start, all nine riders did a great job today and after a few very hard days in the mountains, that's not so easy." 


"I was tired after the Pyrenees too, but I use different muscles for sprinting than for climbing, so I was ok." 


"It was a difficult stage, with lots of attacks at the end but my team kept control of things. Without them my win wouldn't have happened." 


As for the green jersey, Cavendish said "I'll keep trying and see what I can do. Hopefully I'll be able to take it all the way to Paris."

New Zealands Julian Dean came home in 18th position after leading out his team mateAmerican Tyler Farrar to a second place finish.  Farrar has improved greatly this season and took his fist stage win in the Tour during the first week, if Farrar can keep his rate of improvement then we should see a close match for 2012.

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