Tom Steels on Mark Cavendish: 'He's the man to beat'

Tom Steels, Tour de France 1998

Tom Steels knows all too well how the blood and thunder of a sprint finish can cause a rider to act impulsively.

In 1997, the 25-year-old was riding his first Tour de France. He was the hottest property in bunch sprinting and he came wearing the famous black, red and yellow jersey as Belgian champion.

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