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Greipel: Mark Cavendish is still a threat, even without Etixx-Quick Step firepower

Greipel: Mark Cavendish is still a threat, even without Etixx-Quick Step firepower

Andre Greipel believes Mark Cavendish will continue to be a threat in the sprints, even after a move to Dimension Data for 2016 Andre Greipel wins stage five of the 2015 Tour de France They’ve been rivals their whole careers, and even though Mark Cavendish has left the relative safe haven of Etixx-Quick Step for Dimension Data, Andre Greipel feels the Brit will be a threat this season.

Greipel enters 2016 off the back of one of his best years – winning four stages at the Tour de France being the highlight – while Cavendish also excelled, winning 14 races before mid-July.

But even though Cavendish has had to settle in a new team this winter , Greipel believes the Manxman will still be a contender in the big races.

“That Mark Cavendish at Dimension Data has less [support] than when surrounded by Etixx [riders], will not have such a big influence on his way of sprinting,” Greipel told Sporza .

“He has a lot of class and positions himself very well still. Do not underestimate also the qualities of [Cavendish’s teammates] Mark Renshaw and Bernhard Eisel .”

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