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Summary

  1. Cavendish wins fourth stage of this year's Tour, 30th in his career
  2. Yellow jersey holder Froome safely finishes in the peloton
  3. Stage 14 - 208km from Montelimar to Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux
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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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  1. Give it up for Cav

    Cav

    Undoubtedly, we are witnessing a legend of our time in Mark Cavendish.

    He was written off before this Tour as a man who had lost his knack to finish off the big ones.

    Well, here's four fingers to the doubters.

    Join us tomorrow for stage 15 when we start heading towards the Alps by way of the Jura Massif.

  2. Post update

    Yes, the Tour de France of Eddy Merckx's day is a very different beast to today's.

    Only 18 of Merckx's 34 stage victories were mass finish stages - all of Cavendish's have been mass stage finishes.

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    Chris Brown: Cav. Clearly not a better all round rider than that Belgian bloke, but an incredible amount of non TT stage wins. One of a kind 

  4. Tetchy Kittel

    Finish

    Marcel Kittel ended up being fifth, with John Degenkolb fourth.

    You can see how unhappy the German was in the photo above. He waved his arm angrily after Cavendish's move on him.

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  6. Yellow jersey

    Chris Froome crossed the line in 60th place, but with the same time as stage winner Mark Cavendish.

    Froome's yellow jersey rivals Adam Yates, Bauke Mollema and Nairo Quintana also finished in the peloton, so the Team Sky rider maintains his 1min 47secs lead in the general classification.

  7. Post update

    Stage wins

    Cav's getting closer, Eddy.

  8. 'He kicked off a bit'

    Stage 14 winner Mark Cavendish: "We knew we had to be there when it narrowed. It was about jumping the train at the end.

    "I followed Kittel and made sure I stayed there. I saw Quick Step hit out early and knew Kittel would be left out in the front.

    "He kicked off a bit but I was way past him - I think he was just frustrated."

  9. Post update

    Mark Cavendish has officially won the stage - it's been deemed there was no funny business.

  10. Post update

    Apparently officials are looking at the incident.

    It looks like Cavendish is sitting down to dothe stage winner's interview, which would suggest the result will stand.

  11. Post update

    Looking back at the finish, Cavendish launches himself from behind Kittel and up the left of the German.

    Cavendish has a little flick to his right as he goes past Kittel, which is what upsets the Etixx Quick Step man.

  12. Will Cavendish stay until Paris?

    Rob Hayles

    Former GB cyclist

    Its a big ask. It really is, bearing in mind his other obligation with the Olympics. With the week coming up I don't know. If he gives up tonight, it's still a decent Tour.

  13. Post update

    Only Eddy Merckx has more career Tour stage wins than Mark Cavendish.

    But the Manx Missile is just four behind the legendary Belgian - who'd bet against him?

  14. Post update

    Mark Cavendish is a man reborn this year.

    Four stage wins on the 2016 Tour de France and 30 in his career.

    Incredible.

  15. Post update

    Kittel shakes his head. He thinks Cavendish cut him up in that run-in to the line.

    It doesn't look too naughty though - the result should stand.

  16. Post update

    It was Kristoff who actually came across in second, with Sagan in third. But Kittel is not happy.

  17. Post update

    And he's done it. Mark Cavendish pips it!

  18. Post update

    Cavendish goes past Kittel!

  19. Post update

    Cavendish is behind Kittel, who is looking good.

  20. Post update

    Greipel's Lotto Soudal move to the front.