Isle of Man sprint superstar Mark Cavendish will lead a strong Omega Pharma team
when the Tour de France begins on July 5 in Leeds, England, the team
Winner of 25 Tour stages, which is third on the all-time list, nine behind
Belgian legend Eddy Merckx and three behind French rider Bernard Hinault,
Cavendish will be supported in the sprints by Italian veteran Alessandro
Petacchi as well as Australian Mark Renshaw to lead him home.
Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski, who finished 13th in 2013, is the team’s main
hope for a good finish in the overall standings.
Triple time-trial world champion Tony Martin is also amongst the ranks as
are two other survivors from last year’s edition, Matteo Trentin and Niki
Jan Bakelants (BEL), Mark Cavendish (GBR), Michal Golas (POL), Michal
Kwiatkowski (POL), Tony Martin (GER), Alessandro Petacchi (ITA), Mark Renshaw
(AUS), Niki Terpstra (NED), Matteo Trentin (ITA)