Mark Cavendish confident about winning again in 2022

VALENCE FRANCE JULY 06 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Green Points Jersey stage winner celebrates at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 10 a 1907km stage from Albertville to Valence LeTour TDF2021 on July 06 2021 in Valence France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Mark Cavendish in the green jersey at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mark Cavendish has said he is confident of winning again in 2022 despite his crash at the Ghent Six leaving him with fractured ribs and a punctured lung, and significantly delaying his winter training.

The 36-year-old Manxman has signed a new contract with QuickStep-AlphaVinyl and is keen to continue his success of 2021 when he won four stages at the Tour de France, took the green points jersey and equalled Eddy Merckx's stage win record. He overcame the Epstein-Barr virus, depression, and a slump in form before joining QuickStep but showed he is still fast and ambitious in sprint finishes.     

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Stephen Farrand
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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.