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After suffering over the Galibier, Mark Cavendish and sprint rivals return to fight for victory – Tour de France 2024 stage 5 preview

Sarah Gigante (Movistar) on her way to stage and overall victory on stage 3 of the Bright Brewery Tour of Bright

Mark Cavendish and all the other sprinters finished inside the time limit in Valloire after climbing into the French Alps from Italy and then over the Col du Galibier on stage 4 at the Tour de France.

Their day of suffering earned them two shots at a sprint victory on stage 5 to the village of Saint-Vulbas on Wednesday and then in Dijon on Thursday. It is a fair reward for swapping their sprinting speed to fight gravity.

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