The Manx Terror just won MSR. He bagged 4 TdF stages last year among a bunch of other victories. He's not unbeatable, but no one seems faster than him when he has the correct launch---his finishing speed is excellent.
So . . . what else does he need to do to cement his place in the firmament of sprinters? The remaining items of hardware (as I see them) would be a rainbow jersey, another monument, and a points jersey at the Tour. All of these could prove elusive: Great Britain tends not to have a strong squad at the Worlds, the other monuments don't play to his strengths, and grand tours have not just hills, but mountains.
I think he needs to go after the green jersey next. His new Svengali, Ete, can tell him how it's done, and since apparently just talking to Zabel makes you a better climber, I think he'll have the legs this year.
What Should Cavendish Do Next To Become A Sprinting Legend?
Win Paris-Roubaix (7 votes)
Win the Ronde (Really? You expect Cav to win the Ronde?) (3 votes)
Take home the green jersey rather than borrow it (51 votes)
Win the Worlds RR (5 votes)
Amass more career victories than Cipollini (7 votes)
Meh . . . can't get excited about sprinters (12 votes)
85 total votes