TOUR DE FRANCE Date: 4 July - 26 July Coverage: BBC Sport website: text commentary of each stage and streamed BBC commentary of the last 90 minutes of each stage available; commentary on selected stages on BBC 5 Live sports extra
Cavendish has won four stages of this year's Tour
Mark Cavendish insisted he will take any criticism directed his way as a compliment to the way he is riding at this year's Tour de France.
The 24-year-old regained the green jersey and equalled the British record of eight stage wins with victory in stage 11 of the Tour on Wednesday.
However, reports from an anonymous rider claimed the Manxman's "arrogance" is annoying his French rivals.
"They can't criticise my cycling, so they start this," said Cavendish.
"I've got to take it as a compliment if they've got nothing else to write about."
Wednesday's stage win was Cavendish's fourth of this year's Tour, and second in successive days.
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