'It's really the only target I have left': Cavendish taking aim at yellow and Merckx's stage record

Manx sprinter aiming to take first yellow jersey of race and reach Eddy Merckx's record of 34 Tour stage wins

Mark Cavendish wins stage three of the 2018 Dubai Tour

(Image credit: LaPresse - Ferrari / Paolone)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) does not have much left in his career to aim for, but one target that keeps him interested is the all-time stage win record in the Tour de France.

Cav will have a shot at history again this year when the 2018 Tour starts in Vendée region with a sprint stage Saturday. Currently having 30 stage wins to his name, he can nearly stretch his arms out and reach Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins.

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