Mark Cavendish to try to get closer to Eddy Merckx at 2018 Tour de France
Jun 29 2018 07:19 pm CET

Mark Cavendish to try to get closer to Eddy Merckx at 2018 Tour de France
Mark Cavendish to try to get closer to Eddy Merckx at 2018 Tour de France
Team Dimension Data

Mark Cavendish is set to return to the Tour de France for the third time with Dimension Data. The rider wants to improve from the four victories he took in the 2016 edition of the race.

Cavendish knows about winning in the Tour de France as he has taken 30 victories in the race and a total of 48 in Grand Tours. "The Tour de France is not only the biggest cycling event on the planet but it’s one of the biggest sporting events on the planet; and it’s the best platform to get across what we as Team Dimension Data do for our charity Qhubeka, to get people in rural parts of Africa on bicycles," said the rider.

"I’m excited to be part of a strong team and I’ll be looking at getting closer to that record (34) of Eddy Merckx."

Newly crowned Norwegian TT champion Edvald Boasson Hagen will also be part of the African team at the Grande Boucle. In the 2017 edition of the race, the rider had a handful of podium finished and a took the victory at the 19th stage.

"I’m really excited to be named in the team for the Tour de France this year," he commented. "I look forward to the start and am feeling fully prepared for the event ahead."

Complete line-up of Dimension Data for the Tour de France (7th to 29th of July):

Mark Cavendish
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Mark Renshaw
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Serge Pauwels
Julien Vermote
Tom-Jelte Slagter
Jay Thomson




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