Keep the faith! Cavendish bullish success will come his way in 2013 after switching to Omega
09:06 GMT, 2 January 2013
11:16 GMT, 2 January 2013
Mark Cavendish believes the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step team can propel him back to winning ways.
The 'Manx Missile' struggled to make an impact at Team Sky last year before failing to win a medal at the London Olympics.
But the world’s fastest sprinter has been impressed with the set-up at his new employers.
New beginning: Mark Cavendish has joined up with his team-mates
'I have to say that the first approach with the team in Slovakia and Mallorca during the training camp was great,' Cavendish said.
'When you come to a new group, you never know how it’s going to go or how to behave. Instead, with this group there was immediate synchrony.
'Everyone here, staff and athletes, really loves cycling and is psyched to be a part of this group that has such a great history. For me, it’s important to be a part of this and to feel the faith around me.’
Cavendish will join his team-mates for a training camp in Spain later this week before making his debut at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina later in January.
'I will probably anticipate my arrival in Spain by a few days, so I can get right down to hard work,' he added.
VIDEO: New year, new team for Cav…
‘It’s going to be an important training camp, during which we’re going to be doing a lot of work to prepare for the start of the season,
‘2013 already looks like is going to be full of events. I want to do well and give back to this fantastic group that has placed so much faith in me,
‘The heritage of this team is incredible; it’s been around since 2003. I’m proud to wear this jersey that Tom (Boonen) and the other guys on the team have made unique in the group.
‘Now I, too, want to contribute and feel like this jersey I’m wearing is even more my own.’