Bernie Eisel: 'Mark Cavendish is back to his best'

British yellow jersey wearer's longstanding teammate believes that the old Cav is back in business

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Re-united at Dimension Data after a three-year hiatus, Mark Cavendish’s longstanding teammate Bernie Eisel says the Manxman is back to his best after winning the opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France and clinching the yellow jersey for the first time in his career.

Eisel, 35, was a key part of Cavendish’s leadout on the fast, tailwind finish to Utah Beach, handing over to Mark Renshaw inside the final few hundred metres before Cavendish emerged to overhaul Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step).

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