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'Course for 2012 Tour should favour sprinters'

Mark Cavendish says the flatter route which has been revealed for the 2012 Tour de France could help his dual aim of Tour success and Olympic gold.

The 'Manx Missile' will defend his sprinters' green jersey in the three-week Tour next summer, which ends just under a week before the Olympic road race.

As he prepares to head to Paris for this year's Tour presentation, Cav says he is excited about the new challenges he faces as a member of Team Sky:

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