Greipel: Mark Cavendish is still a threat, even without Etixx-Quick Step firepower

Andre Greipel believes Mark Cavendish will continue to be a threat in the sprints, even after a move to Dimension Data for 2016

Andre Greipel wins stage five of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

They've been rivals their whole careers, and even though Mark Cavendish has left the relative safe haven of Etixx-Quick Step for Dimension Data, Andre Greipel feels the Brit will be a threat this season.

Greipel enters 2016 off the back of one of his best years - winning four stages at the Tour de France being the highlight - while Cavendish also excelled, winning 14 races before mid-July.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.