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Cavendish: â??You've seen my sprint is really goodâ?ť

rider-interviews22.07.2012Stage 20- Rambouillet / Paris Champs-�lysées

For four years in a row, the winner of the final stage of the Tour de France is the same man. Mark Cavendish opened up his sprint right after crossing the Place de la Concorde he came around his team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen and into the wind. For 400 metres he held off his rivals and claimed his third stage victory in the 2012 race.

“After getting first and second on GC, winning five stages – or, whatever... how many was it before today – it wasn't going to be an unsuccessful Tour by any means. I'm just happy to get that final win today. We had the whole team on the front and it was an incredible sight.
“I'm very ready for the Olympics now. Between four of the five guys who are in the Olympic Games squad, there are seven stage wins at the Tour de France so we're going to have an incredibly strong team and we're not just going to the Games to see how it goes. We're fully excited about it and we'll just wait for next Saturday.
“My legs are really good. You've seen my sprint is really good and I just like getting to the finish. I've got an incredible team to try and do that in London four out of five of us have won stages here... between us we have one out of every three stages of this year's Tour. As a nation in the cycling world, there's nothing better than that.
“It was great for British cycling fans to see what they saw today: guys who are first and second on GC in the Tour de France controlling the peloton and the yellow jersey leading it out at the last kilometre... and me winning for a fourth time here. I'm incredibly proud of an incredible three weeks that came to a close today.
“It was a sea of blue, white and red flags and it's incredible to see that in Paris.

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