MARK CAVENDISH NEWS

Cavendish and Stybar to lead Etixx-QuickStep at Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish will return to the Tour of Britain for the fifth time in five years to lead the Etixx-QuickStep team. Zdenek Stybar, who is making his debut at the eight-day race, has also been named in the Belgian team’s line-up. Cavendish has competed at the race every year since 2011 – plus several more in his early days as a professional – when he successfully used it as...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish, Froome head British long team for Worlds

British Cycling announced today its long team for the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia. The federation named 13 riders for the elite men, nine of which will be chosen for the road race, with two spots for the time trial. Tour de France winner Chris Froome and 2011 road race world champion Mark Cavendish top the list. Lizzie Armitstead, who won two World Cup rounds...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

inCycle season review: Who is the best sprinter this year?

Who has been the best sprinter in the peloton this year? That’s what the inCycle panelists are debating in this video. Marcel Kittel, widely expected to further assert himself as the dominant force in sprinting this year, has had a truly awful campaign. Illness and a lack of form have prevented him from building any momentum and he was left out of the Giant-Alpecin team for the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish misses Vattenfall Cyclassics sprint after late crash

Mark Cavendish missed out on a chance for victory at the Vattenfall Cyclassics race on Sunday after crashing just two kilometres from the finish. The Etixx-QuickStep rider had survived the final climbs and attacks in the one-day WorldTour race and looked set to take on sprint rivals Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) for victory. However, as the different...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

From domestique to leader, Bookwalter thriving in yellow at USA Pro Challenge

Oftentimes when competitors compliment their rivals it's either a psychological ploy or an effort to say the right thing in front of the press. But when a notoriously genuine fellow like USA Pro Challenge stage 3 winner Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare) interrupts the usual press conference banter to praise a rider from another team, it's worth taking notice. Before answering a question...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Etixx-QuickStep head to Vuelta a España without big names

Etixx-QuickStep could be set for a relatively quiet three weeks in Spain with an absence of big names on their nine-man roster for the Vuelta a España. The team has options and quality in abundance when it comes to one-day racing but is relatively thin on the ground when it comes to the three-week outings. Their only bona fide Grand Tour rider, Rigoberto Urán, has already completed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin and Cavendish lead Etixx-Quick Step at Vattenfall Cyclassics

Tony Martin returns to racing on home soil for the 20th edition of the Vattenfall Cyclassics, his first race since breaking his collarbone while wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. Etixx-Quick Step will be looking for a good result with one of the strongest squads at the race, including Mark Cavendish, Mark Renshaw and Tom Boonen all participating.  "I'm really happy...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

News shorts: Kittel returns to racing at Vattenfall Cyclassics

Marcel Kittel will be taking the start in the German one-day Vattenfall Cyclassics Sunday. The 221.3km race begins in Kiel and finishes in the town of Hamburg. Sprinters have dominated the event for the past several years, with Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) winning in 2014 and teammate John Degenkolb the year before. Giant-Alpecin will be riding with hopes of delivering Kittel for...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish continues Olympic qualification bid at Dudenhofen GP

Mark Cavendish will continue his hunt for UCI ranking points on the track as he travels to Germany for the Dudenhofen GP at the end of this month. Cavendish is one of 11 riders named for the two-day event, which takes place between 28-29 August. Other big names heading to the event are Laura Trott and Becky James. “We’re now less than a month away from the World Cup Eligibility...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish and Wiggins enjoy successful return to track racing

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins enjoyed a successful return to the Madison event on the track on Sunday, riding together in the event for the first time since the 2008 Olympic Games. The British pair, who are former World Champions, beat Belgium’s Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw by an 11-point margin at the Revolution meet on the new track in Derby, in central England. “The...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish begins Rio 2016 Olympics qualification bid at Derby Revolution event

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) will race on the track in the opening round of the Revolution Series in Derby from August 14-16 as part of his bid to qualify to participate in the Omnium at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Cavendish will line up in the Omnium and the Madison in the UCI class 1 event next weekend with the aim of picking up the points necessary to be eligible...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Tour of Britain: Details announced of opening stage

The details of the opening stage of this year’s Aviva Tour of Britain have been announced by the local organisers, with some stiff climbs on the agenda on the road from Anglesey before a fast run-in to the finish in Wrexham in northern Wales. The year marks the first time that the current iteration of the Tour of Britain, which began in 2004, has started in Wales. The opening...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

inCycle video: The Tour de France finish on the Champs-Élysées

The introduction of the Champs-Élysées as the grand finale in 1975 added a new dimension to the Tour de France, and the famous finish beneath the Arc de Triomphe is an intrinsic part of the race’s appeal. In its 40 years on the Tour, the Champs-Élysées has been the site of so many dramatic moments, from Greg LeMond’s defeat of Laurent Fignon in 1989 to Djamoladine Abdoujaparov’s...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cyclingnews podcast: Danielson's positive, Cavendish's future and an exclusive with Eisel

The Tour de France may be behind us but that hasn't stopped the Cyclingnews team picking up from where they left off with another edition of the podcast. In the latest podcast Editor in Chief Daniel Benson, News editor Sadhbh O’Shea and Procycling Editor Ed Pickering dissect the last news from around the cycling world. From Tom Danielson’s positive test for synthetic testosterone...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Team GB favour Clancy over Cavendish for Olympic omnium

Team GB’s wealth of riches in certain Olympic track events is particularly evident in the men’s omnium, where 2012 bronze medallist Ed Clancy, Team Sky’s Ben Swift, Etixx-QuickStep’s Mark Cavendish and the upcoming Jon Dibben are all possibles for the one place likely to be available in Rio de Janeiro next year. With a year to go to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Team...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eisel: Linking up with Cavendish is a possibility for next year

The next two weeks are ‘crunch time’ for Bernhard Eisel as he looks to secure a new contract for 2016. The Team Sky road captain is out of contract at the end of this season, having served at the British WorldTour team since 2012 but he is relaxed about his options. At the recent RideLondon Classic the 34-year-old sat Eisel down with Cyclingnews to talk about his chances of...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Luca Guercilena: There’s a 35% chance of Trek signing Mark Cavendish

Trek Factory Racing’s general manager, Luca Guercilena, has told Cyclingnews that there is only a 35 per cent chance of his team signing sprinter Mark Cavendish for 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Cavendish is out of contract for next season but has been linked with a volley of WorldTour teams included Trek Factory Racing, MTN-Qhubeka and BMC. His current team, Etixx-QuickStep have yet to...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

News shorts: Gaviria to debut with Etixx-Quickstep alongside Cavendish in RideLondon

Gaviria to debut alongside Cavendish at RideLondon, Contreras signed for two years Etixx-Quickstep today announced the signing of two riders as trainees for the remainder of the season and will then continue as neo-pros for the next two years. Fernando Gaviria, 20, the reigning Omnium world champion and winner of two stages at the Tour de San Luis had already been linked to the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

MTN ends Qhubeka team sponsorship

African mobile communications brand MTN has announced that it will ends its sponsorship of the MTN-Qhubeka team despite its huge success in the Tour de France. Citing tough market conditions‚ MTN said it had to reassess‚ not just the Qhubeka sponsorship‚ but a number of other engagements. “We feel we don’t have a return on that investment at the levels of comfort to us‚”...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavendish contract discussions on-going with Etixx after Tour de France

Mark Cavendish’s agent, Simon Bayliff, met with Etixx-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere in Paris on Sunday as the Tour de France concluded but contract negotiations between the rider and his current team are still on-going. Although discussions are at an early stage, Lefevere is keen to keep the negotiations moving forward as he seeks to build a team for 2016. The Belgian squad...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour of Britain announces 2015 teams

The Aviva Tour of Britain today announced the 20 teams that will compete in the eight-day race that runs from September 6 through September 13. Nine WorldTour teams will headline the biggest line-up to race in the UK this year, including Cannondale-Garmin, which won the 2014 Tour of Britain with Dylan Van Baarle, and the Etixx Quick-Step team of Mark Cavendish and World Champion...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lefevere tight-lipped on Cavendish contract negotiations

With the Tour de France over and done with, it’s time to get down to business for Mark Cavendish and his agent Simon Bayliff. They are due to sit down with Etixx-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere to decide his future at the team. Cavendish’s contract is up at the end of the season but he is yet to pen a new deal with the Belgian squad, where he has been since 2013. MTN-Qhubeka...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour de France: Illness hampers Cavendish's and Kristoff's chances in Paris

If you had been asked to pick your favourites for the final stage of the Tour de France at the start of July, two men high on that list would have been Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). Illness took its toll on the two riders, however, and they were no match for a charging André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) on Sunday. Cavendish has the record for most...
Via Cycling News
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

MTN-Qhubeka express interest in signing Cavendish

After making waves at the Tour de France, MTN-Qhubeka have set their sights on bigger successes next season. The team have been looking into signing sprinter Mark Cavendish, who is out of contract with Etixx-QuickStep at the end of the season. The Manxman has been linked with a number of moves, however, including a move to Trek Factory Racing. “We had some discussions with Mark’s...
Via Cycling News
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavendish looking for final Tour de France success in Paris

Mark Cavendish loves a challenge and the Manxman faces one of the biggest of his career in Paris as he tries to win the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs Elysees and convince Etixx-QuickStep team manager Patrick Lefevere to give him a contract extension and invest in a dedicated lead out train fro 2016. Lefevere is expected to sit down with Cavendish’s agent in Paris...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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