‘Should I take the risk?’: Patrick Lefevere favours Fabio Jakobsen over Mark Cavendish for Tour de France 2022, as contract negotiations continue

Cavendish has said he wants to stay with Deceuninck - Quick-Step, but no agreement has yet been reached

Mark Cavendish at the 2021 Tour of Britain
Mark Cavendish at the 2021 Tour of Britain
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Patrick Lefevere has made it clear he will favour Fabio Jakobsen over Mark Cavendish at next year’s Tour de France, as contract negotiations with the British sprinter continue. 

Cavendish, the most successful sprinter in Tour de France history, has been riding for Deceuninck - Quick-Step on a one year deal, but after a remarkable comeback in 2021 he is keen to extend his stay.

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