Mark Cavendish dismisses importance of matching Hinault's stage win tally

Mark Cavendish needs just four more Tour de France stage wins to move above Bernard Hinault on the all-time winners list

Mark Cavendish during the Team Presentation of the 2015 Tour de Francet

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish wants to win in the Tour de France, but he played down the importance of matching Bernard Hinault's mark of 28 stage victories - a number he's just three shy of.

Cavendish could give Etixx-Quick-Step the most wins in this Tour de France judging by his season so far. After crashing out on day one in Harrogate last year, he returned with what appears to be newfound determination.

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