Mark Cavendish looks set to miss out on Tour de France as Quickstep line up takes shape

Patrick Lefevere has said the team will likely favour Fabio Jakobsen in the sprints

Mark Cavendish at the 2022 Giro d'Italia
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Quickstep Alpha-Vinyl boss, Patrick Lefevere, has unveiled his plans for selecting the team's final line up for this year's Tour de France in July, with Manxman Mark Cavendish a notable exclusion. 

The Belgian revealed his early-thinking in his Het-Nieuwsblad column - confirming that the team's initial long list would soon be shortened after the Tour de Suisse reaches its conclusion.

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