Mark Cavendish Scores a Tour of Spain Hat Trick

Sep 16, 2010
Outside Magazine


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Currently the points leader in the Tour of Spain, Mark Cavendish won today's 18th stage of the Tour, his third stage victory in the race, the BBC reports.

The day came down to a sprint finish after teammate Peter Velits pulled Cavendish back to the front of the pack when Cavendish began to fall off the pace with four kilometers to go. The win follows 15 stage victories in the Tour de France over the last three years, plus five in the last two years in the Giro d'Italia.

The 25-year-old is the first British rider to win three Vuelta stages in one edition, the BBC says. Despite his successes, Cavendish remains humble and acknowledges his hard-working teammates. "It's me that crosses the line first, but it's the guys who put me there," he told the BBC.

--Nick Davidson

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