No 36th Tour de France victory for Mark Cavendish, but a day full of emotions, respect and disappointment in the sprint

Mark Cavendish failed to win the sprint in the Tour de France. The Manchester rider and his Astana-Qazaqstan team failed to excel in Dijon.

Astana-Qazaqstan did everything they could to keep Cavendish at the front on the increasingly fast approach to the city, but their lead-out became trapped in the peloton at a crucial bottleneck in the road before a chicane and a right-hand bend on the long straight with two kilometres to go.

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