'We don't expect Mark Cavendish to win six Tour stages,' says Deceuninck - Quick-Step

The Manxman extends his professional career after re-signing with the Belgian squad

Mark Cavendish (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Deceuninck - Quick-Step don't expect Mark Cavendish to win six stages of the Tour de France after re-signing the sprinter, but they are looking forward to everything the Manxman will bring to the team.

"The return of Mark Cavendish is a challenge," Deceuninck - Quick-Step sports director Tom Steels told Sporza. "In the years that he was with us, we have been able to work very well together and also won a lot. Mark is a rider that you enjoy. I am really looking forward to working with him again, even if of course it is no longer the Cavendish of the past. "

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