Mark Cavendish how is heading for Abu Dhabi to kick off his season has his sights set on the Tour de France this year. The rider wants to put the troubles of last year behind him. At the stage four of last year’s event at Tour de France, Peter Sagan appeared to have elbowed Cavendish who was riding at 60km/hr .
Cavendish came crashing to the metal barriers and that was the end for him. Sagan was disqualified for the Tour within hours in a bit to serve justice. In December, the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled the accident an “unfortunate and unintentional” one based on video footage which they did not release. Cavendish and the Dimension Data team were not consulted though.
Doug Ryder the team principle says the time is not in favor of Mark Cavendish after he was found positive with glandular fever in the beginning of this month, the team is still hopeful that he will be all fine and fit for the Tour de France, which is going to start in July.
Team Dimension Data (TDD) is hopeful that Cavendish will soon recover and will be all fine by the time the Tour de France will begin. After checking the process report of the player, Cavendish in the beginning of this May 2017, was diagnosed with mononucleosis infection, which is popularly known as glandular fever.
Nevertheless, Doug Ryder team principal admitted that time is not on their side.
The concern of Ryder is not baseless, Manxman since March 18 he has not raced, in Milan-San Remo he was suffering from an injury in ankle and that made him out. And now, after feeling unexplained fatigue during training Cavendish is diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis.Continue Reading
Patrick Lefevere, Quick-Step Floors team boss has said he is not yet sure as to the future of the team considering the unavailability of a title sponsor for the squad beyond 2017.
Lefevere is seeking to confirm a title sponsor for the team before the year runs out and has noted that he would take a decision on the future of his team before the Tour de France starts out in July.
Leading the 2017 win count so far is the Belgian WorldTour team, which includes the likes of Marcel Kittel, Tom Boonen, and many other stars with 13 victories. Following closely behind is BMC Racing with 11 wins and Orica-Scott with 10.
Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad newspaper, Lefevere said:
“The sponsorship agreement that we have only covers this season and we still haven’t managed to find someone who can take the place of the Quick-Step,”
“In four months, we’ll look at everything and before the Tour de France, we will decide the fate of the team.”Continue Reading
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
If you are looking for nutrition tips and inspiration for following a sound diet, cyclists like Mark will tell you that he was addicted to junk food like others.
His fondness for food that is bad for health often gets the better of him, though he does balance out the same with rigorous fitness regimes and hours of cycling. He states that he had been on junk food when he was young and when he started to work at Barclays he was called the fat banker as he was quite chubby. He lived on burgers and chips. Even after he became a world champion, he still confesses about his love for food and junk food in particular.
Mark states that, while it is important for one to watch their diet, those who state that they are doing it all the time and weighing the food they eat, cannot be doing so for every meal. Everyone tends to binge and eat what they love and don’t watch or count the calories every time.Continue Reading