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Record is on for Cavendish; CYCLING.

TOuR de France great Bernard Hinault has backed Mark Cavendish to break the all-time record for stage wins in the world's most famous race.

Cavendish has won his second stage of the 2016 edition, moving level with Hinault on 28, second all-time to eddy Merckx's record of 34.

Hinault, the last Frenchman to win the Tour in 1985, was happy to see his tally matched and said he hoped and expected there was more to come from the Manxman.

"It's good, what he has done," Hinault said. "I hope he has more than us. That's the goal."

asked if the 31-year-old Cavendish could go on to catch Belgian great Merckx, he added: "Why not? He will need six more and he's not old."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 6, 2016
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