CAVENDISH: "I'VE BEEN TARGETTING THIS STAGE"

After failing to figure in the sprint finish at the end of yesterday's stage two at the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish has told us that he is far more optimistic about his chances for victory in today's stage to Nantes.

On paper, the route from St Malo to Nantes looks like perfect Cav material - virtually flat, with a nice, long fast run-in to the line. Watching and waiting for Cavendish in Nantes will be his British Cycling mentor Rod Ellingworth, a man whose presence is almost talismanic for the young Isle of Man sprinter, and Cavendish is sure to up his game today.

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