World champion Mark Cavendish says he is aiming to add to his tally of 20 Tour de France stage wins on Monday's Stage 2.
The 207.5-kilometres second stage from Vise to Tournai appears set for the sprinters after a pulsating opening road stage yesterday when Peter Sagan announced his arrival on his maiden Tour with victory.
Team Sky's Cavendish is to prioritise the Olympic Games over the Tour and suggested he has lost some power to improve his climbing ability, but he will likely still be in contention come Tournai.
After Cavendish rolled in well behind Sagan yesterday, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said: "It's a different stage finish tomorrow so we'll see some different competitors at the front of the race.
"Once he knew he wasn't going to be competitive he sat up."
Cavendish, who won the points classification's green jersey in 2011, did contest the intermediate sprint but was beaten by former HTC-Highroad team-mate Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) as the peloton crossed behind the day's six-man breakaway, leaving the Manxman with eight points.
But Brailsford admitted intermediate sprints are not key on the agenda for Team Sky, whose priority is Bradley Wiggins' bid for overall glory.
Brailsford added: "If you're there yes, you've got to compete for it, but I don't think any of the top guys will be thinking that's an absolute priority once you've got six or seven guys up the road."
Wiggins impressed with a 16th-placed finish on the 198km undulating loop through the Ardennes region of Belgium around Liege to stay second overall behind Fabian Cancellara, who was second on the stage with Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen third.
Defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) was 20th to remain 17 seconds behind Cancellara and 10 adrift of Wiggins.
"It was a good effort," Brailsford said. "All in all it was important that Brad didn't lose any time."
Wiggins has lost time on short, sharp ascents in the past, but was buoyed by wins in the Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine stage races this season.
Brailsford added: "As everybody was going full gas up there he was riding up the outside making up 10, 15, 20 places.
"He was comfortable."
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