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    Mark Cavendish cried tears of joy after winning the fourth stage of the Tour de France. A complete turn of events for Cavendish as last year in October he finished an insignificant 74th place at the Belgian classic Gent-Wevelgem. His contract with the Bahrain Mclaren team was almost over and in an emotional interview, he said it may be his last race.

    The 36-year-old vet sat on the road bursting with emotions after his triumph. His teammates were there to congratulate him as they also worked hard in this stage finale. Cavendish said “You just see what a great team this is… So many people didn’t believe in me but these guys do.”

    With all the doubts about Cavendish’s future, this victory secured him a new contract with his former Deceuninck-Quick Step team. Patrick Lefevere believes he could perform at the top level again. Cavendish was not even supposed to race in the Tour but he received a last-minute call-up earlier this month. He replaced Sam Bennett but did not have the time to do the specific training before the event.

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