Mark Cavendish: Marianne Vos is the absolute GOAT

MORTEGLIANO ITALY JULY 09 Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Team Purple Points Jersey celebrates at podium during the 32nd Giro dItalia Internazionale Femminile 2021 Stage 8 a 1294km stage from San Vendemiano to Mortegliano Flowers GiroDonne UCIWWT on July 09 2021 in Mortegliano Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep) has congratulated Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) on her accomplishment of adding a 30th career Giro d'Italia Donne stage victory to her palmares on stage 7 on Thursday. The Manxman, who is just one stage win away from equalling Eddy Merckx's 34 stage wins at the Tour de France referred to Vos as the 'greatest of all time'.

"Until we finally have the privilege of Tour de France Femmes next year, the Giro d’Italia Donne is the greatest stage race for our female colleagues," Cavendish wrote in a post on Instagram.

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