‘I have a job to do’: No space for sentimentality for Mark Cavendish at Tour de France

Astana Qazaqstan sprinter says he's as determined as ever to hunt stages at the French Grand Tour

Mark Cavendish at his pre Tour de France 2023 press conference
(Image credit: Getty)

As he readies himself for his final Tour de France, Mark Cavendish is focused on the job ahead of him - winning stages. 

It’s the same goal he’s had since he first took the start line at the race in 2007, and even now, as he prepares for his 14th and final lap of France, his mind is set on victories. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.