Tour de France Opening Mark Cavendish’s Struggles: ‘If You Have My Body Type, Don’t Start Cycling’

Mark Cavendish pulled off a carefully calculated but painful fight for his life on the first stage of the Tour de France from Florence to Rimini. Despite vomiting early and suffering from the sweltering heat of the Italian summer, he managed to finish the stage in the last group to hold on for another day.

“I was seeing stars, it was very difficult,” he admitted.

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