Mark Cavendish 'looking forward to suffering' in the Tour de France mountains

After a tough first week, Mark Cavendish admits he's looking forward to less stress and more suffering as the Tour de France hits the mountains

Mark Cavendish during the Team Presentation of the 2015 Tour de Francet

(Image credit: Watson)

As the Tour de France enters the Pyrenees, sprinter Mark Cavendish admits he's looking forward to the upcoming mountain stages and just suffering through them.

After a week of hectic racing, with Cavendish in the hunt for stage wins on three occasions, the Manxman says the stress of the first nine days will subside and the suffering will set in.

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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.