Mark Cavendish beats Tour de France time cut on Mont Ventoux as Rowe misses out

Team Deceuninck Quicksteps Mark Cavendish of Great Britain wearing the best sprinters green jersey crosses the finish line with his teammates at the end of the 11th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 198 km between Sorgues and Malaucene on July 07 2021 Photo by Philippe LOPEZ AFP Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZAFP via Getty Images
Mark Cavendish thanks his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates after beating the time cut on the stage 11 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

On what was arguably the toughest mountain stage of the Tour de France, featuring two ascents of the famous Mont Ventoux, Mark Cavendish once again beat the time cut to remain in the race.

The green jersey holder was among the last major group of riders to cross the line in Malaucène, 40 minutes and 40 seconds after stage winner Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), beating the cut by seven minutes after after almost six hours of racing.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix