Mark Cavendish: "It's great to have a full team for the Champs-Elysées"

“The ITT has been okay for me. It was very flat, so I just tried to stay aerodynamic in order to save energy. I actually enjoyed the course through the vineyards. The crowds were also incredible: it is so nice to see so much people on the roadside. I’m already thinking of tomorrow. I hope for a stage win. As with every stage, there are many teams who haven’t won yet and will battle for victory. Anyway, it will normally come down to a sprint on the Champs Elysées. I will just try to win this bike race. It is great to arrive to Paris with the full team, and three guys placing top10 on the ITT. I’m still very grateful they supported me so much in the mountains. I’m impressed with Tadej Pogacar both as a rider and as a person. He is a nice little kid, always smiling and in a good mood. All these young guys like Vingegaard, Van der Poel and Pogacar himself are great. I am happy I got to share peloton with them.”

17/07/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 20 – Libourne / Saint-Emilion (CLM – 30,8 km) - Mark Cavendish (DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP)
17/07/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 20 – Libourne / Saint-Emilion (CLM – 30,8 km) - Mark Cavendish (DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP) © A.S.O./Charly Lopez

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