Mark Cavendish: 'It won't be a failure if I don't win a Tour de France stage'

Manx sprinter hoping luck will see him take a stage win

Mark Cavendish at the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

With the start of the Tour de France less than 24 hours away, Mark Cavendish says that he is being realistic about his ambitions for the race having barely raced over the last few months following a bout of glandular fever.

The British sprinter was diagnosed with the illness in April, and only returned to action at the Tour de Slovénie in mid-June, three months after his last race.

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