Mark Cavendish

An interview with Marcel Kittel: Getting back to his best, Cavendish rivalry, and the Tour de France

Marcel Kittel sits down, stretches out and smiles. “This is great,” he says. ‘This’ is the sunlight in Girona, warming rays which see the mercury hit 25 degrees. Compared to much of Europe, that’s impressive for mid-March. The light is pointed right at the German sprinter, but both his shades and the shadows cast by …

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Candid Kittel: German sprinter opens up about Milan-San Remo non-selection, Cavendish

Already a winner five times this season, Marcel Kittel is one of the most high-profile absentees from the QuickStep Floors squad for Saturday’s Milan San Remo. The German rider has told CyclingTips that while he would have liked to have been selected for the race, that he can also see the logic behind the choices …

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Amgen Tour of California men’s, women’s teams announced

Team selections have been announced for the May 14-20 Amgen Tour of California and the May 11-14 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM. America’s most prestigious race joins the men’s UCI WorldTour this year with 11 WorldTour teams, three Pro Continental squads, and two Continental teams — marking the first time Continental teams have appeared …

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“I can’t get my head around it:” Cavendish says worlds result still hard to understand

Months after the Qatar world championships, Mark Cavendish has said that he rues the outcome of the race, believing that bad luck cost him a second rainbow jersey. The Briton won the worlds in 2011 and was in prime shape for the Qatar race, which was run off on a flat, fast and wind-buffeted course. …

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Mark Cavendish: Merckx’s Tour de France record is now a realistic target for me

Mark Cavendish has long shrugged off talk that he could equal or surpass Eddy Merckx’s all-time Tour de France stage win record but now, heading into the 2017 season, he has finally embraced that possibility. The British sprinter took four stage wins during last year’s Tour and may have netted a fifth had he not …

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Mark Cavendish interview: Merckx’s Tour record, Sagan’s worlds win, growing up and chilling out

Mark Cavendish was a relaxed figure at last week’s Team Dimension Data training camp in Calpe, Spain. At times a bundle of nerves during the season, the Manxman was much more chilled out as he made his final preparations for 2017. He’s come off the back of a superb first year with his new team, …

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Analysis: After a superlative 2016 season, evaluating Peter Sagan’s place among cycling’s greats

With a second consecutive world title, and the top spot on the UCI rankings, Peter Sagan reminded the cycling world one last time in 2016 that, at age 26, he is the most dynamic rider of his generation. Just eight years into this professional career, U.S. Editor Neal Rogers examines how Sagan stacks up against …

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Sagan outsprints Cavendish and Boonen to win 2016 world road championships

He won last year on a lumpy circuit, and triumphed again this time around on the windy, pan-flat roads of Qatar. Peter Sagan proved strongest in the sprint at the end of the Elite men’s road race, hammering in ahead of Mark Cavendish (Great Britain), Tom Boonen (Belgium) and Michael Matthews (Australia). Sagan and the …

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Why the world championship contenders are plotting an alternative course via Tour of Britain

The Vuelta a España has long been the traditional route for world championship contenders to prepare, but this time around some of the top names have decided to bypass the Spanish Grand Tour in their build-up. The mountainous nature of the Vuelta versus the flat parcours for the worlds in Qatar are one factor in …

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Mixed reactions as Cavendish causes Olympic omnium crash

Mark Cavendish’s long quest for an Olympic medal was just 25 minutes away from a happy ending when, once again, the British rider was at the center of controversy regarding a high-speed crash that left several riders on the ground behind him. This time, however, it wasn’t a field sprint at the end of a …

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