No Tour de France for Mark Cavendish as Sam Bennett is confirmed fit by Lefevere

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step boss said taking Cavendish as well would cause too much doubt in Bennett's mind

Mark Cavendish
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Deceuninck - Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere has said there is no chance Mark Cavendish will ride the 2021 Tour de France as Sam Bennett has now been confirmed fit and recovered from his knee injury.

The Belgian also ruled out the possibility of taking both sprinters, as Cavendish has proved resurgent since joining the team at the start of the year, saying that the presence of the 30-time stage winner would cause too much distraction for last year's green jersey winner.

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