Friday, July 30

Mark Cavendish

Cycling, Eddy Merckx, Mark Cavendish, Sports, Tour de France

Mark Cavendish just tied the record for most Tour de France stage wins — equaling the GOAT, Eddy Merckx

Sprinting great Mark Cavendish won stage 13 of the Tour de France on Friday in Carcassonne. The "Manx Missile" tied the all-time great Eddy Merckx's record for most Tour stage wins at 34. With eight stages remaining, "Cav" could win No. 35 and become the king of Tour stage wins. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Cavendish wasn't even supposed to race the Tour de France this year, but he made cycling history on Friday by equaling the all-time stage-win record after claiming stage 13 and tying Eddy Merckx's record of 34 victories.Cavendish tied the record after winning the field sprint in Carcassonne, in the south of ...