Mark Cavendish wins another Tour de France stage and comes close to Eddy Merckx’s record

CHATEAUROUX, France (AP) – Mark Cavendish won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a massive sprint on Thursday, bringing his impressive career record to 32 stage wins in the world’s biggest cycling race.

Cavendish, the best sprinter in racing history, is second on the all-time list for the most stage wins behind Belgian great Eddy Merckx out of 34.

It was Cavendish’s second stage victory this year after the 36-year-old veteran won Stage 4 on Tuesday.

Cavendish was led down the home stretch by teammates Deceuninck-Quick Step and edged Jasper Philipsen and Nacer Bouhanni.

Mathieu van der Poel retained the yellow jersey of the leader of the race, eight seconds ahead of defending champion Tadej Pogacar.

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