Cavendish wins Stage 5 of the Tour de France

This is the first British stage win since David Millar in 2003, and apparently the first win from a bunch sprint since Barry Hoban in 1975.

I like Cav. He may be a Manx but you’d be forgiven for thinking he was a Manc. His supreme confidence flirts with arrogance, but at least he walks the walk: 18 pro wins in the last 18 months including two stages in the Giro d’Italia (plus a gift to a team mate), and now this stage win in Le Tour. That and his position as world champion madison rider with Bradley Wiggins.

Update: Cav wins Stage 8 as well!