Tour de France 2016: Day 15 Results - Mark Cavendish wins Stage 14
Mark Cavendish of Team Dimension Data clinched his fourth stage win at this year’s Tour de France with victory on stage 14 of the Tour. It will the 30th stage win of his career, as he came first after covering a distance of 208.5hm from Montélimar to Villars-les-Dombes (Parc des Oiseaux).
Cavendish had a timing of 5:43:49 as he finished ahead of Alexander Kristoff of Team Katusha who came second and Peter Sagan of Team Tinkoff who came third in the race. John Degenkolb of Team Giant-Alpecin finished fourth and Marcel Kittel of Team Etixx - Quick-Step finished fifth in the race.
Sunday will see the cyclists cover a distance of 160km on the mountainous stage from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz. Chris Froome leads the General Classification Table by one minute 47 seconds, followed by Trek-Segafredo's Bauke Mollema.
Adam Yates of Team Orica-BikeExchange is third with a time difference of 2 minutes 45 seconds, and Nario Quintana of Team Movistar is fourth in the table, two minutes and 59 seconds back.
Marcel Kittel had made an appeal after he thought that Cavendish had deviated from his line in the final 100m, but the jury upheld the decision as Cavendish pointed out that Kittel had moved to his left as the cyclist rode past him.
Britons are looking as the favourites to win the Tour this year, as this was the sixth stage win for a British cyclist in this year’s edition of the Tour. Cavendish has won 4 of the stages while his team-mate Steve Cummings won stage seven, and defending champion Chris Froome of Team Sky had won stage eight.
|1||Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data||1|
|2||Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha||2|
|3||Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team||3|
|4||John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin||4|
|5||Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step||5|