Stage 18 saw the all-but-forgotten Manx Missile fire up the afterburners and remind us why he's in the rainbow jersey--this is from BBC Sport http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/18928411
Cavendish powered away in the final 500m to draw level with Lance Armstrong and Andre Darrigade in all-time wins.
"I just knew I was going to go for it," said the 27-year-old. "I have done nothing all Tour so I have saved so much energy.
"I knew I would be able to go from a long way out, and no-one would get past me today. I felt really good.
"It would have been easy for the guys to cruise into Paris and Sean [Yates, Team Sky's sporting director] was saying 'just take it easy' but I was pleading for a chance in the team meeting.
"But then Brad [Wiggins] said 'we are going to ride today' and Froomie [Chris Froome] committed to my cause and I'll always be grateful for that. We have got a great group of guys. It has been an emotional three weeks but I have enjoyed it."
The Tour de France ends tomorrow, but the Olympic cycling road race is a week from today. Can't wait.