Mark Cavendish: 'Omega Pharma can be better than HTC'

Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen, Omega Pharma-QuickStep team presentation 2013

Mark Cavendish believes that his new Omega Pharma-Quickstep team could be even better than HTC as he seeks a return to the top step of the podium at the Tour de France in 2013.

The Tour will form Cavendish's principal goal this season after high profile move to the Belgian team. 2012 saw his opportunities in the race limited by Sky's bid for the yellow jersey but the Manxman is optimistic that his new team-mates will be able to emulate the successes of his previous campaigns.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.