Anyone can be gapped by anyone who won't stay ahead of them until the finish line. As far as I'm aware, Cavendish was not aiming for KoM points, so who raches a hilltop ahead of him doesn't matter to him. He was, however, hoping for a stage win, so he was concerned about all the people ahead of him at the end of the stage.Derrick said:I wonder what it's like to be world champion and be distanced on what are in reality quite modest climbs by youth team riders. Don't imagine van Looy or Maertens in the same position do you?
Or would have been had there been any.