Mørkøv: It’s the Cavendish at the Tour de France we know from 10 years ago

CHATEAUROUX FRANCE JULY 01 Michael Morkov of Denmark Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Green Points Jersey celebrates at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 6 a 1606km stage from Tours to Chteauroux LeTour TDF2021 on July 01 2021 in Chateauroux France Photo by David Stockman PoolGetty Images
Michael Mørkøv is thanked with a hug by teammate Mark Cavendish at end of Tour de France stage 6 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mark Cavendish won his second Tour de France sprint of 2021 and his career third in Châteauroux, executing another text-book finish after his Deceuninck-QuickStep team dominated the lead out in the final kilometres. 

Lead-out man Michael Mørkøv again guided Cavendish in the high-speed finale of stage 6, dropping him on the wheel of Alpecin-Fenix duo Jasper Philipsen and Tim Merlier. As Cavendish then surged away to victory, Mørkøv was able to see Cavendish’s 32nd Tour de France victory unfold in front of him.  

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.