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Cavendish turns to new team in bid for Tour de France record

British rider Mark Cavendish, targeting a record number of Tour de France stage wins, is set to join the B&B Hotels-KTM team, a source close to the French outfit said Monday.

The 37-year-old is at the end of this contract with the Belgian Quick-Step team who overlooked him for the Tour de France this year.

Cavendish made a resounding comeback in the 2021 Tour de France, winning the green points jersey as well as four stages to equal Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage successes. 

He only needs one more to surpass the Belgian and has shown again this year that it is within his reach, becoming British champion nine years after his previous title. 

He also won Milan-Turin in March and his 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia in May. 

Cavendish will pen his new contract on October 26 in Paris, on the eve of the Tour de France presentation. 

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