Mark Cavendish unfazed by arrival of Rigoberto Uran at Omega Pharma

Mark Cavendish, Omega Pharma-QuickStep training 2014

Mark Cavendish, speaking to the press at the Omega Pharma-QuickStep media day in Calpe, Spain, insisted that he "was in the best position now and I've been incredibly lucky that the team have put the financial commitment in to sign me and then secondly have the confidence in me to sign the two best lead out men in the world, that's Alessandro Petacchi and Mark Renshaw. I can definitely sit here and say I'm the luckiest sprinter in professional cycling," said Cavendish, evenly.

Cavendish - along with Tom Boonen and world time trial champion Tony Martin were on call to take part in television and print media duties and, as usual with Cavendish, there was never a dull moment and he bristled when it was put to him (by a Belgian journalist) that he had had problems last year.

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