Mark Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx’s Tour de France stage win record of 34

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Britain’s Mark Cavendish has made history in the Tour de France by equalling Eddy Merckx’s Tour stage win record of 34.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider won the sprint into Carcassonne by a few inches ahead of team-mate Michael Morkov.

Briton Simon Yates of Team Bike Exchange abandoned the race following a crash in which several riders fell down a ravine.

Tadej Pogacar of UAE-Team Emirates remains in the leader’s yellow jersey.

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