Crash ends Tour de France for Mark Cavendish, who breaks his collarbone.

Cavendish, a 38-year-old Manxman, injured his collarbone in a seemingly minor incident 60 kilometers from the end of stage eight, which went from Libourne to Limoges.

He will be retiring with the same number of stage victories as Belgian icon Eddy Merckx, 34.

Prudhomme said, “It’s a terrible day; he was depressed right after the fall.

Cavendish said in May that he was going to retire after the season.

Prudhomme chimed in, “He is the best sprinter in the history of the Tour de France, and he wanted to try to win the 35th stage.”

The entire Tour de France is sad because “he is sad,” “we are sad,” and “we are sad.”

Cavendish missed the 2016 Tour but returned this year determined to break the record for most stage victories.

On Friday, the Astana Qazaqstan rider came painfully close to doing so, but Jasper Philipsen eventually edged him out due to a problem with his gears.

Cavendish was “bitterly disappointed” by that, and his race was effectively done in less than 24 hours.

After colliding with Pello Bilbao, he fell to the ground and had to be carried into an ambulance before being brought to a hospital in Perigueux.

“Everyone in the team is hurting,” said Mark Renshaw, who served as Cavendish’s lead-out man from 2009 to 2011 and again in 2016, and who joined Astana as a sprint adviser before the Tour.

“I’m not going to lie; I cried.”

Cavendish first competed on the Tour in 2007, and since then he has only completed 7 of 14 races.

It was a “pleasure” to bike against the winner of Saturday’s stage, Mads Pedersen.

“I always had a good relationship with him in the peloton,” the Dane stated of their time racing together. It’s a shame to see a cycling great go out in this manner.

Two-time winner Tadej Pogacar stated, “I think everybody here wanted him to win one stage, and yesterday he was super close.” A horrible time has come.

When we were younger, he was a favorite of mine. As we watched him race down the Champs-Elysees, we wished we had his “style” and “legs.”

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