VIDEO - Tour de France: Mark Cavendish hopes to return to winning ways

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Mark Cavendish hopes to bounce back from his Harrogate horror to return to winning ways at the Tour de France.

The 30-year-old from the Isle of Man begins his ninth Tour on Saturday in Utrecht and has 25 stage wins to his name.

Team Sky's Pater Kennaugh (centre) celebrates winning the the British Cycling National Road Championships in Lincolnshire, along side second placed Etixx - QuickStep Mark Cavendish MBE (left) and thrid placed Team Sky's Ian Stannard. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Team Sky's Pater Kennaugh (centre) celebrates winning the the British Cycling National Road Championships in Lincolnshire, along side second placed Etixx - QuickStep Mark Cavendish MBE (left) and thrid placed Team Sky's Ian Stannard. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

He is still to claim his 26th win and the race leader’s fabled yellow jersey after his pursuit on last year’s stage from Leeds to Harrogate, his mother’s home town, ended on the Tarmac and with a separated shoulder which required surgery.