Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish will be more competitive than ever in harder sprint stages of the Tour de France this season.

The 27-year-old admits a green jersey defence is not a priority in July, which will also include a gold medal assault at the London Olympic Games road race.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1


Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.