Cavendish looking beyond first Giro d'Italia stage for sprint victories

Mark Cavendish celebrates his win at Milano-Torino
Mark Cavendish celebrates his win at Milano-Torino (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish insisted he is relaxed and confident about his form before the start of the Giro d’Italia but appeared on edge as he answered questions from the media on Wednesday, brushing away suggestions that he and other pure sprinters have a chance of winning Friday’s opening stage on the riding finish above Visegrád, north of Budapest.  

There were no questions about Cavendish securing a place in the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl team for the Tour de France or his plans beyond 2022 but the Zoom call seemed more painful than a visit to the dentist. 

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.