Mark Cavendish: I'd like to break Eddy Merckx' record at the Tour de France
Nov 04 2017 06:36 pm CET

Mark Cavendish: I'd like to break Eddy Merckx' record at the Tour de France
Mark Cavendish: I'd like to break Eddy Merckx' record at the Tour de France
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MARK CAVENDISH
TEAM DIMENSION DATA

After taking the victory at the Saitama Criterium, Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) discussed plans and ideas with the media.

The Briton was very pleased by the entire experience in Japan. "I'll be back. Really. It is amazing everything that I've seen since I landed in Japan," he said to the media after the race.

"People haven't stopped cheering us on and being very friendly. Yes, I would want to come back here more often."

When asked if there is the possibility of coming back for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the rider said that he doesn't look that much into the future. "For now, I haven't planned to be in the Olympics of 2020. At the moment I don't even know if I would be at the Track World Championships in London in the next spring," he explained. "It is very complicated for us road cyclists to do track in the winter."

Cavendish is five victories away from breaking the record of 34 wins that Eddy Merckx got in the Tour the France. "Obviously I would like to break that record. But he is the best rider in history and whoever thinks that winning stages in the Tour is easy, is crazy. It is possible to achieve it in the next years, but it isn't an idea that I have for the next Tour because it is really difficult to win there. It's the Tour of France!" he jokingly added.
Photo of Mark Cavendish by Jens Herrndorff for Team Dimension Data.





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