BONNEVAL: World champion Mark Cavendish has brushed off suggestions that his ‘difficult’ Tour de France campaign means he is unhappy with Team Sky. Although ‘proud’ to be part of a team that is set to produce Britain’s first yellow jersey champion in Wiggins, Cavendish admits his first Tour in the black and blue colours of Sky has not been easy. “When you’re used to winning five stages a year, every year, it can make you hungry for sprints,” he admitted. He joined Sky last year on a four-year contract but there were doubts over his ability to sacrifice individual glory for the greater cause of Wiggins’ yellow jersey.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2012.