Mørkøv proud to lead out 'living legend' Mark Cavendish at Tour de France

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Michael Mørkøv and Mark Cavendish of Deceuninck-QuickStep (Image credit: Bettini)

The news that Sam Bennett was not fit to start the Tour de France, paving the way for the return of Mark Cavendish, was met with mixed feelings by Michael Mørkøv, Deceuninck-QuickStep’s lead-out man.

The Dane had formed a close bond with Bennett since the Irishman’s arrival in 2019, playing no small part in establishing him as arguably the world’s top sprinter. However, the disappointment at not being able to progress that partnership at another Tour has been tempered by the chance to lead out someone he describes as a ‘living legend’.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.