Yes, he was beaten by Kittel in 2013. However his year was not bad. I think he was a bit tired after racing the Giro with the horribly cold conditions. Then that 3day race inbetween instead of resting ahead of the Tour.Jspear said:If you look at Hugo's post you'll see Kittel has been beating Cav for more than a year.
IMO if Cavendish has trained well, he'll be marginally weaker than Kittel and beat him at least 2 times out of 6.