Cavendish the climber: Tour de France comment

Mark Cavendish and Christian Knees, Tour de France 2012, stage one recce ride

As World road race champion Mark Cavendish settles in at the start of the Tour de France, he's going into it with a surprisingly low level of expectation. As we noted earlier, he's "not got his eyes on the green jersey" and his basic goal is "to win a stage."

Yes, the dominant sprinter of recent seasons is hoping to win a stage. Not two or three or five and a green jersey, just one stage.

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