Mark Cavendish predicts breakaway successes at the Tour of Britain

The Manxman says Etixx-Quick Step are unlikely to work to control each stage

10 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 07 : Livarot - Fougeres
CAVENDISH Mark (GBR) Etixx - Quickstep
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish believes that this year's Tour of Britain could be a happy hunting ground for breakaways.

The Manxman, who holds the record for most number of wins in the modern incarnation of the race with 10, headlines a strong Etixx-Quick Step squad in the national tour which starts in Anglesey tomorrow. Etixx attempted and failed to control the race last year to boost Michal Kwiatkowski's GC hopes, something that Cavendish feels may lead to escape groups staying away during this year's race.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.