Mørkøv deflated after rare mistake at Tour de France

Michael Morkov at the Tour de France
Michael Morkov at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Michael Mørkøv doesn't usually make mistakes. In fact, he's so well regarded as a lead-out man that the rider in his protective slipstream more often than not ends up winning. But the Dane was kicking himself after stage 3 of the Tour de France

QuickStep dominated the final few kilometres on the run-in to Søndeborg, but the carriages of their lead-out train became had become disconnected by the home straight. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.