Steels: We don't expect Cavendish to win six Tour de France stages

Mark Cavendish won stage 2 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia in Naples
Mark Cavendish after winning stage 2 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia in Naples (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After signing Mark Cavendish for the 2021 season, Deceuninck-QuickStep directeur sportif Tom Steels is hoping the team can help the Manxman enjoy racing again but are not placing outsized expectations on him.

Speaking to Sporza, Steels expressed his confidence in Cavendish. "I have no doubt he still has the ability to win races," Steels said.

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