Mark Cavendish won the 32nd stage of the 108th Tour de France on Thursday, July 1, as charges against the fan who caused a major first stage crash were dropped.
Mark Cavendish of Team Deuceunink QuickStep barely passed the Alpecin-Fenix riders to claim his 32nd stage victory at the 108th Tour de France on Thursday, July 1.
The British rider has now won two stages in this year’s Tour de France, the thirteenth time he has competed in five years.
The record for winning this year’s Tour de France stage could be beaten
Cavendish is now two stages away from tying the record for Belgian rider Eddie Merckx’s 34 Tour de France wins.
Matteo van der Poel is still the current yellow jersey and overall leader in the race by 8 seconds over last year’s Slovenian rider Tadej Pojacar. Van der Poel led his teammates so they could win the stage but Cavendish took the lead in the last few seconds.
Mark Cavendish is wearing the green shirt right now
Cavendish will also remain in the green jersey as the leader in the sprint points classification with Pogacar in white as the best young rider and Ide Schelling still leading the climbers classification in the polka dots.
Van der Poel will have to defend the yellow jersey from other general classification riders including Wout Van Aert, Julian Alaphilippe and Pogacar in Stage 7 as the track moves into the mountains.
at the same time, News has spread that the ASO and UCI have dropped all charges against the woman who was arrested yesterday to go out in front of the peloton and Causing an accident in stage 1.
Mark Soler, who fractured both arms and had to give up the Tour after also crashing from the Giro earlier this year, may still be likely to sue the woman for damages.