Can you believe it? 3 wins in 6 stages for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka and Mark Cavendish… these are our impressions from stage 6..

Mark Cavendish went and did the unthinkable, and won a 3rd stage of the Tour de France… on just the 6th stage! Gruber Images were there!.

The fairy tale Tour de France continued on stage 6 for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Mark Cavendish sprinted to his 3rd victory at this year’s race. Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quickstep) was 2nd in the lunge for the line and Dan Mclay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) placed 3rd. At 190km from Arpajon-sur-Cere to Montauban, the terrain took in a few undulations but nothing significant enough to stop a big bunch sprint from deciding the final stage outcome. Only 2 riders made the early break of the day and this all but assured that the sprinters would have their day, as Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Etixx-Quickstep and Lotto-Soudal had no.

I haven’t written a blog in such a long time and I feel that now is the perfect time to get back to it and tell you what’s been going on at the van Zyl household. These past 5 weeks have been tough and different to all our previous summers. I’ve spent this past month while the sun is shining and people heading to the beach, on the indoor trainer trying to minimise performance loss while dealing with my injury. Trying to stay motivated and positive to make a strong comeback and enjoy the rest of the season. During the period of 6-29 May I.

Stage 5 of the Tour de France and the team were in good spirits all round. Gruber Images caught a lot of it in action..