Regardless of the sport one engages in, obtaining victories and winning medals is often regarded with high importance, the same goes for the title of the world champion as losing out of such can make any hardworking athlete lose whatever motivation that has kept him/her going all along.
When faced with such saddening defeat after months of intense practice and rigorous preparation, most sportsmen try as much as possible to stay out of the attention of the public. However, popular cyclist mark Cavendish is not provided with such luxury nor is he allowed any mourning period as he has been booked for a round of interviews in the Sheraton hotel before proceeding to Abu Dhabi to round up his season.
Cavendish had just recently been outsprinted by talented cyclist peter Sagan in Doha. In an interview conducted immediately after his loss to Sagan, Cavendish had shown great sportsmanship as he spoke well of Sagan before the cameras, with a silver medal hanging around his neck. The cyclist suppressed all disappointment as he spoke in praise of the victor.Continue Reading
The 2016 Tour of Britain is eagerly awaited by the racing fans and it is set to take place in September.
The reigning Olympic silver medalist Mark Cavendish has given his nod to be part of the Tour of Britain and will be seen at Congleton.
The 8 time Olympic gold medalist Sir Bradley Wiggins will also be taking part in the race at Congleton on September 6. This will be the first race that these two star cyclists will be taking part after their successful Rio stint. The other big names to watch out for during the Tour of Britain are: Steve Cummings, Andre Greipel and Owain Doull.
The Tour of Britain commences on September 4 and then heads on to Carlisle, Kendal and arrives at Congleton for the third stage on 6th September. The race director, Mick Bennett, is very happy that the Olympic champions have said ‘yes’ to take part in the Tour of Britain, just over three weeks of the Olympics event.
Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley will also be taking part in the Devon stage of the race on the 9th September. Devon is a very attractive country and will offer the perfect backdrop for the tour of Britain cycling race.Continue Reading
For 2016, Rio Olympics Cavendish is unable to make the final cut as pointed out by Shane Sutton the chief of British cycling. In his search for grabbing an Olympic medal, Cavendish wanted to be in the omnium. He was not able to compete in 2008 as well as 2012. He is all out to expand his career of the road but unfortunately it is all over for him. He is the track World Champion to times.
Sutton points out that if Cavendish wants to make a return he can but time is running out for qualification. The date for cut off is not mentioned. He thinks that his hope is all over to race in the Rio. In the fourth as well as the final stage of Dubai tour, Cavendish sprinted to victory. He got ten seconds more as a bonus. Starting after seconds behind John the leader, the stage ended at Burj Khalifa.
The total time taken by Cavendish was 15 hours, 22 minutes and 38 seconds. He was ahead of the German, Degenkolb riding for Team Giant. Cavendish was ecstatic after the victory. He had fire in his belly which proved that he could perform. It is extremely special for him to win at Dubai. The sprint was not flat and he savoured every moment by stating that all worked hard to achieve the desired result.Continue Reading