Mark Cavendish will do ‘what’s best for the team’ in battle for Tour de France sprinter spot

As Fabio Jakobsen is preparing for the Tour de France finishes, Cavendish says 'I’ll try and win where I can'

 Fabio Jakobsen and Mark Cavendish Tour of Turkey
Mark Cavendish and Fabio Jakobsen embrace after Stage 4 of the 2021 Tour of Turkey
(Image credit: Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish is like a box of chocolates, as Forrest Gump would say if he was an observer of the professional peloton: you never know which one you’re going to get.

With all the talent on display at Quick-Step Alpha-Vinyl’s media day for the new season, the person everyone is really waiting for an audience with is the Manxman himself.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.