Cavendish will fit at Omega Pharma-Quick Step says Holm

Mark Cavendish rides to podium, Tour of Britain 2012, stage four

Omega Pharma-Quick Step will provide sprinter Mark Cavendish with support "as needed" to win stages and embark on another green jersey bid at the Tour de France says sports director Brian Holm.

Cavendish this week confirmed a three-year contract with the Belgian squad - after negotiating an early release from Sky - that will see he and Holm reunite in 2013 following a season working for different teams.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.