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Cavendish reconnoitres Yorkshire stages

27th May 2014

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish was in Yorkshire on 21st and 22nd May, reconnoitering stages 1 and 2 of the 2014 Tour de France.

The Daily Express reports that he got lost in Leyburn, trying to find the road to Middleham. He lost the signal for his GPS, and had to stop at a bus shelter, where schoolboys gave him directions to send him on his way. (Congratulations to the Express for the cut-out image of Cav in front of a Yorkshire Dales backdrop - class!).

The Express had this quote from Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire: 'He couldn't get a signal in Leyburn, I told him that's an occupational hazard, but these schoolboys knew the route inside out and gave him directions. Only then did they realise that it was Mark Cavendish. He told them he was going to win stage one.'

'It gives the whole team a huge boost to know someone like Mark is so enthusiastic and so determined. He said everyone in cycling is talking about the Tour and how special it will be.'

These were Cav's tweets after his Yorkshire rides:

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