The Cavendish kick left the other sprinters staring at the Manxman’s behind as Mark Cavendish claimed stage 11 of the Tour de France, his third stage victory in the 2011 Grand Boucle.
Pounding rain pelted the peloton as the swarm gobbled up a brave breakaway group in the last flat stage before the high mountains loom in stage 12.
Cavendish timed his move to perfection after his HTC Highroad team dominated a diffficult day, setting a punishing pace for most of the race.
Once Cavendish stepped on the gas that was it, his acceleration is frightening and the reason why he is the fastest man on the tour.
Frenchman Tomas Vockler stays in yellow as the the peleton prepares for the Pyrenees.