Climbing the Col du Tourmalet, Mark Cavendish slips out the back of the group. His loyal teammate, Bernhard Eisel, remains at his side and tries to encourage him. “Big effort, Cav, come on, stay with the group.”
I ask Mark Cavendish to discuss his best-ever stage win in the Tour de France and he is transformed. He sits upright. First, he must decide which one was best.
Sometimes athletes behave badly and when they do, the only thing to do is win.
“Dave, I’m going to win the worlds tomorrow.”
Mark Cavendish explains why he left Team Sky to join Omega Pharma-Quick-Step
In this chapter from his book Boy Racer, Mark Cavendish offers a pedal stroke for pedal stroke retelling of his first Tour de France stage win. (Eat your heart out, Phil Liggett!)
The moment was unforgettable. The moment was ours.