Cavendish asks for 'vile and threatening' online abuse to stop

Mark Cavendish
Tour de France: 1-23 July
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Mark Cavendish has appealed for an end to “vile and threatening” social media comments to him and to his family after his Tour de France exit.

The 32-year-old collided with world champion Peter Sagan before hitting the barriers in a sprint finish on stage four in Vittel on Tuesday.

Sagan left the Tour after being disqualified for causing the crash which ended Cavendish’s race.