Cav Does It Again! A Personal Take on a Cycling Legend

By Shawn Smith,

Published on Jul 9, 2024   —   1 min read


Mark Cavendish clinches record-breaking 35th Tour de France stage victory at age 39, surpassing Eddy Merckx's long-standing record and cementing his status as cycling's sprint king.

Wow, what a day for cycling! Our boy Mark Cavendish has done it - he's officially the greatest sprinter in Tour de France history. 35 stage wins. Let that sink in for a moment.

I've been following Cav's career for years and let me tell you, this moment feels surreal. Remember when he burst onto the scene back in 2008? That fresh-faced kid from the Isle of Man who could sprint like the wind? Well, he's not so fresh-faced anymore (sorry, Cav!), but at 39, he's still leaving the youngsters in his dust.

What gets me is the journey. This wasn't just about raw talent - it was grit, determination, and a refusal to give up. After that heartbreaking crash last year, many thought Cav was done. But nope, he came back for one last dance with the Tour. And boy, did he deliver!

To put this in perspective, he's now surpassed the legendary Eddy Merckx. That's like a basketball player scoring more points than Michael Jordan. It's mind-blowing.

So here's to you, Cav. You've given us fans so many thrills over the years, and this one tops them all. Enjoy your moment in the sun - you've more than earned it!

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