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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Cavendish not feeling pressure

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Cavendish: no pressure. Photo: Deposit stock images
Cavendish: no pressure. Photo: Deposit stock images

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."

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