Mark Cavendish crashes out of final Tour de France on stage eight | Cycling News


Last Updated: 08/07/23 3:09pm

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Mark Cavendish is out of his final Tour de France following a crash on stage eight.

A day after the Manxman came within a few metres of what would have been a record-breaking 35th career Tour stage victory in Bordeaux, he was forced to abandon the race after hitting the deck with around 60km remaining of the 201km stage from Libourne to Limoges.

A touch of wheels in the peloton forced Cavendish down and he sat holding his shoulder before being helped into an ambulance, his anguish at being forced out of his final Tour in such circumstances obvious.

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