Mark Cavendish: A star about to shine

CavWhen the 95th Tour de France gets under way tomorrow in Brittany, our own Mark Cavendish is on the verge of becoming a star, and the thought excites me. Though we’re not on the verge of producing the first ever British overall winner for this – the centre stage of cycling – I predict we’re about to see the coming of age of thwe finest sprinter this country has had in (my) living memory.

Cavendish is still young, still fresh, oozing confidence… but he also has utter class and a ferocious sprint that, at the end of a fast, long stage, is just unbelievable. Yes – it’s the Tour to France and a lot can happen – including some nasty crashes in the first week, but if Cav stays out of trouble, we’re heading for a great first week.

  • Andy Rushforth

    He’s not doing too badly is he? After a ride from Bentham across to Slaidburn and then over the Trough of Bowland I think I need a bit more practice before I tackle something more challenging. Less than 4 weeks to the Pendle Pedal, I need more miles under my belt.

  • Andy Rushforth

    P.S. these pro cyclists are awesome athletes aren’t they?

  • Dave Haygarth

    …. I don’t want to seem smug, but for once, my predictions were right… he’s just won the stage from Cholet to Châteauroux, 232km, in a very fast bunch sprint…. what a great moment!

  • Simon Blakely

    Smug git !!

  • Dave Haygarth

    Oh okay, I did want to seem smug.

  • Phil Haygarth

    he just did it again!

  • Andy Rushforth

    And again, and again….

    Can you give me some numbers for the Lottery tomorow please?