Mark Cavendish To Lead Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl For Giro d’Italia

“We go to the Giro d’Italia with a lot of motivation. We have a good team at the start, with Mark as our man for the flat. He has won a lot of stages at the Giro, and he can rely on many strong riders to support and guide him in the hectic bunch sprints,”
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Mark Cavendish will be returning to the Giro d’Italia after a nine-year long absence, but this team he will be leading team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl for victory. The Manxman is more than qualified for this as he has won fifteen stages in the five times he participated in the Giro. Another commendable achievement was him winning the points classification in 2013 during his last take on the event.

There is also a shake up in the leading roles for the event, Michael Mørkøv is the one who guided Cavendish to four stage wins at last year’s Tour de France, he will now be in Italy for lead-out duty. During the majority of this season, Michael was teamed up with Fabio Jakobsen. Jakobsen also has plans and roles of his own as he will be lead sprinter during this year’s tour for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cavendish’s performance in 2022 has been great so far, he won Milano-Torino, UAE Tour, and also some stage wins at the Tour of Oman. If there is anyone that can lead Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl to victory then that is Mark Cavendish. 

There are other sprint options for Quick-Step, and that includes David Ballerini. Alongside Ballerini, we have James Knox, Mauro Schmid, Pieter Serry, Bert Van Lerberghe and Mauri Vansevenant ready for the Giro. No matter what happens, this is a very strong lineup for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.

The team’s sports director David Bramati said in a team statement:

We go to the Giro d’Italia with a lot of motivation. We have a good team at the start, with Mark as our man for the flat. He has won a lot of stages at the Giro, and he can rely on many strong riders to support and guide him in the hectic bunch sprints.

For the other stages, we’ll just take it one day at a time, fight for every opportunity and see what we can do. We know that it won’t be an easy three weeks, it never is, but we will try to do our best, because it’s in our nature.

No matter what happens, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl is in good hands as Cavendish is more than qualified for his new role. These are big boots to fill but with all these wins also comes experience, and Cavendish has a lot of that.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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