Cavendish: Getting better, but still 'not that confident'

Mark Cavendish, Tour of Missouri 2009, stage 2

Brit Mark Cavendish starts Tirreno-Adriatico today in Italy as his final preparation for Milan-San Remo, but he said that his HTC-Columbia team will not be taking charge in the sprints like normal.

"You won't see us like normal, you won't see us taking up the chase like we normally do," Cavendish said in Livorno. "We will leave it to the other teams. If they start riding, then we will ride, but we are not going to initiate it as we normally do. We are not that confident."

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.