Cavendish not feeling pressure
Mark Cavendish insists he is under no pressure to deliver in this year's Tour de France, having only just made the cut after a long battle against illness.
The 30-time Tour stage winner was confirmed in Team Dimension Data's squad on Monday, having lost three months of the season to the Epstein-Barr virus.
"I don't think it will be a failure if I don't win a stage," he said on the eve of today's opening stage in Dusseldorf.
"Apparently it signals the end of my career if I only win three (in a single Tour). But I'm realistic. I'll be happy if I win a stage, we can race as a team and get good results."