Mark Cavendish is the most successful Tour de France sprinter of his generation. It wasn’t so long ago that we were talking about him overtaking Eddy Merckx and becoming the guy who’s won more stages of the race than anyone else.This year he’s barely been in camera shot as the Tour’s sprint stages reach their crescendo. How the hell has it all gone wrong for the one-time Manx Missile? Continue reading
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This year’s Milan-SanRemo started with rain and ended in sunshine – and it was a very mixed bagged for the riders as well. There was disappointment along the way with crashes that saw Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) break his collarbone and Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension DAta) hit an unmarked, unattended bollard at speed, causing him to flip over and land horrifically hard on his back. There was of course elation as well, with Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) doing what everyone thought he would do (attacking on the Poggio) but surprised everyone by making it stick! In a nail-biting final kilometre, he kept the chasing pack at bay to win his third career Monument by a few bike lengths over Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ). It’s an edition to remember. Continue reading