Sometimes athletes behave badly and when they do, the only thing to do is win.
The injury list is ominous — broken ribs, broken noses, sinus infections, stress fractures, bronchitis, and dysentery. Not exactly an auspicious start for the first American-based professional team to compete in the Tour de France.
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.