Mark Cavendish missing the Tour de France would be horrific, says team boss

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) faces an uphill battle to be ready for the Tour de France as he looks to recover from the Epstein-Barr virus. The sprinter has roughly 10 weeks until the Grand Depart in Germany, and while his team are doing everything possible to support him, including drawing up a number of race programmes, they can only hope that they caught the diagnosis early...
Via Cycling News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cavendish diagnosed with Epstein-Barr Virus

Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr Virus – commonly known as Glandular Fever or Mononucleosis - and will need time out to make a gradual return to training and fitness. The virus was identified during a quarterly UCI blood test. Cavendish missed the entire cobbled Classics season and has not raced since Milan-San Remo after picking up what his Dimension Data...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish out of Paris-Roubaix with ankle injury

Mark Cavendish will not contest Paris-Roubaix, due to a recurring injury, Team Dimension Data announced Wednesday. The Manxman’s schedule will be adjusted with an eye towards the Tour de France. Cavendish first noticed the problem with his right ankle on the last stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, with team doctors calling it an “overuse” injury. After that race he rode Milan-San...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cavendish: There's always a chance of winning Milan-San Remo

Mark Cavendish admits his chances of victory at this year's Milan-San Remo are slim after a delayed start to his training and a gradual start to his racing. However, he describes himself as a ‘wild card' in Dimension Data's selection for La Classicissima, knowing that he has the experience to win if the event turns into a controlled sprinters' race. Cavendish won Milan-San Remo...
Via Cycling News
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish wins stage, Alaphilippe wins Tour of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Mark Cavendish won the final stage of the Tour of California in a sprint finish, and Julian Alaphilippe finished safely in the field to capture the overall title Sunday. The breakaway had 35 seconds on the flat, fast stage with about 2 miles left on the 86-mile route, but it was caught by a main field powered by Peter Sagan's Tinkoff team and Alexander...
Via Associated Press
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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