‘This stage will come down to a sprint finish and I would put my money on Mark Cavendish’ says sports science lecturer ahead of Tour de France Stage 3 race through Essex

Mark Cavendish Mark Cavendish

Saturday, July 5, 2014
9:10 AM

Dr Dan Gordon, principal lecturer in Sports Science at Anglia Ruskin University, has given his verdict as to how Monday’s (July 7) Tour de France stage race will pan out.

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Dr Gordon represented Great Britain in cycling at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens and carries out research into the physiological demands of cycling.

He said: “The route is actually very flat with almost no climbing required of the peloton. There are very few places that would suit a lone breakaway but a larger group may prevail, especially on the narrower roads through Essex.

“In all probability this stage will come down to mass sprint finish and I would put my money on Mark Cavendish.”

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