Track training won't hamper Mark Cavendish in Tour de France sprints, says Renshaw

Cavendish's Dimension Data teammate says the team will do all it can to deliver the Manxman to the yellow jersey on the opening day of the Tour de France

Mark Cavendish at the 2016 Tour de France

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Mark Renshaw has avoided bullish sentiment as he prepares to try and deliver teammate Mark Cavendish to a career first yellow jersey at the Tour de France Grand Départ on Saturday.

Renshaw has tipped a markedly different sprint competition ahead of the 103rd edition of the race in which he said his Dimension Data team is less likely to overtly lead the charging bunch.

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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.