Alessandro Petacchi looking ahead to assisting Mark Cavendish in 2014

Alessandro Petacchi, Tour of Beijing 2013

Mark Cavendish will have to sort out his sprint train in 2014. Six months after a melt down, Omega Pharma-QuickStep has plenty of lead-out options available. Alessandro Petacchi joined mid-season and Mark Renshaw, Cavendish's faithful helper at Highroad, announced he signed for next season.

"The train will be stronger, for sure," Petacchi told Cycling Weekly. "We have different characteristics. We both know our moments, when one is going stronger and he can let the other take over the job. That's going to be important for Mark [Cavendish]."

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