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Cavendish targets yellow jersey in Tour opener

Mark Cavendish would love to wear the 'Maillot Jaune'. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

British cyclist Mark Cavendish is aiming to win the first stage of the Tour de France, which would see him wear the yellow jersey for the first time.

In an interview with, the 28-year-old said: “It’s everything to me to win as many stages as possible - and the green jersey – but stage 1 this year presents the first opportunity for a sprinter to wear the yellow jersey since the 60s.

“I’ve never yet worn the yellow jersey and I’m excited to try for that.”

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Cavendish hoping to race with Millar at Olympics

David Millar is serving a lifetime ban for doping Credit: REUTERS/Brandon Malone

Talking exclusively to ITV at the launch of a partnership between Team Sky and Jaguar, Mark Cavendish said: "I would like David Millar to ride the Olympic road race with me."

He denied previously saying that Millar deserved a chance to ride at London 2012.

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