Mark Cavendish on breaking the Tour de France record and the 'GOAT epithet'

"But if I can win 10 more I will be buzzing because I know how hard it is to win one!"

by Sead Dedovic
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Mark Cavendish on breaking the Tour de France record and the 'GOAT epithet'

There is really not much to say about Mark Cavendish, since his records and results remain his own testimony to what he is capable of. Cavendish is only one race away from breaking the record for most stage wins in the Tour De France.

As a result, the Brit doesn't seem to be thinking too much about it and apparently has other priorities in his career that he is invested in. “It wasn’t a thing! It was never a thing!” Cavendish told Eurosport.

Mark Cavendish: I just want to win as much as I can win

The reporters were interested in whether this was an important thing for him considering his great streak between 2008 and 2011; However, this great cyclist confirmed the same again.

Breaking records is not something important to him. Throughout the interview, he emphasized how difficult winning is, and how much he values each and every victory he achieves. “I can’t answer because I’m not making it up when I say it’s irrelevant.
I just want to win as much as I can win.

And if I can never win again at the Tour de France…
There are two people in the world [Cavendish and Merckx] that are more qualified than anybody else to tell you how hard it is to win a Tour de France stage. That’s why if I don’t win one, I’ve won 34, I’m alright.

But if I can win 10 more I will be buzzing because I know how hard it is to win one!" Chennaoui called him GOAT. Cavendish had an interesting answer; “I dunno. You can never comment on that.
A few years ago I would have gone ‘yeah’.

You wouldn’t have even said it, I would have said it! But by saying that I’ve just said it!”

Source: Eurosport

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