Columbia boss confirms Cavendish to focus on stage wins, not green jersey

Team Columbia lead by Mark Cavendish

With a new co-sponsor lined up for the Tour de France and beyond, Columbia-HTC team owner Bob Stapleton has emphasised that Mark Cavendish's goal in the 2009 Tour will be to win stages. If the green jersey arrives as a result, that will be an added bonus.

"There’s a lot of expectation about Mark and the green jersey, but the real focus will be on him winning stages,” Stapleton said on Monday afternoon.

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