MONTAUBAN, France - Mark Cavendish continues to astound as he extends his career tally of Tour de France stage wins that now has him as the stand-alone second-highest winner.However, it is not just those who watch from the outside who are so impressed by the Briton who surged away from French legend Bernard Hinault as having the equal second-highest number of wins when he claimed stage six of this years Tour in a bunch sprint on Thursday.Those closest to him in the race -- his Dimension Data teammates, such as his long-standing Australian lead-out rider Mark Renshaw, who is in his sixth year racing by the Manxmans side - are also astounded. Renshaw was Cavendishs key lead-out rider for three years at the Colombia-Highroad team, from 2009 to 2011, and for two years at Omega Pharma-QuickStep, from 2014 and 2015; this is now his sixth year with Cavendish, with the pair having joined Dimension Data together.Cavendish, 31, is now just five stages shy of matching the all-time highest number of 34 Tour wins, held by long-retired Belgian legend Eddy Merckx, after saluting in the 190.5km run from Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban on Thursday, and Renshaw believes he has never seen the Manx Missile as motivated as on this Tour.As far as his motivation, he has probably got the most he has ever had, 11-year professional Renshaw, 33, told ESPN on Thursday minutes after Cavendish had won stage six -- his third for this years Tour after victories in stage one and three.I have never seen him away from home [and] so much committed to training, committed to his diet ... [with] all the little thing. It shows ... he is in incredible form.Adding lustre to the quality of Cavendishs latest stage win was the manner in which he pulled it off, with Renshaw saying he did not get the lead-out the team is used to providing.Cavendish, who will compete after the Tour in the Rio Olympics on the track for Team GB -- in the omnium and as fifth rider for the team pursuit -- appeared to go early In the finale to the stage raced in hot, sticky conditions, and he looked likely to be passed near the line until he found an extra kick to cross the line first.That sprint, he would have had to commit early because he was probably a long way back out of that last corner, Renshaw told ESPN.I think he was somewhere behind [Marcel] Kittel.Pressed on the sprint that had no bearing on the overall classification, led by Greg Van Avermaet by 5min 11sec from Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, and 5:13 from Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, Renshaw replied: That was a messy finish, really messy. We never really got to the front and we never really got together.I had a last-ditch effort to put Cav into the front there, [at] the last corner, 500 or 600 [metres] to go. I would like to see the sprint because he must have done an incredible sprint. He saved it all for the final there and with good legs he got himself out of trouble.Cavendish, who leads the points competition for the green jersey, was nonetheless grateful to his teammates for all their work in helping him win the stage.Daniel Teklehaimanot did an incredible job to control the [early] breakaway, Cavendish said. He was riding super strong actually and he was up there for a long, long time.The guys are getting more and more confident as the race goes on.Steve Cummings was up there fighting with us until the end which was phenomenal. He is a strong guy to keep us there in the final.There were essentially two finish lines; one was at 12km to go and one was at the finish.We were a little bit too far back at the first one, but Mark Renshaw did a great job at [the] four kilometres to go [mark] to get me just there and out of a sticky situation.I thought the best wheel to follow in the final was Kittel.It was a fast finish and with the finish line not appearing until late I knew the guys would leave it late because your instincts are not to go before you see the line.I knew Kittels wheel was the one to get the biggest slingshot from and with the speed of the finish.I knew if I got a good slingshot I could be going three to four kilometres per hour faster than him before he had time to react.So thats what I did and I was happy to hang on for the win. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. 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