Mark Cavendish “gutted” at missing the World Championships

Mark Cavendish

Former world road race champion Mark Cavendish won’t be lining up with the British team to race 2017 Worlds in Bergen.

The Manx has had a difficult year, suffering an ankle injury early on, then coming down with a case of the Epstein-Barr virus, or mononucleosis.

He recovered in time to start the Tour de France and began well, but clashed with Peter Sagan on stage three and had to withdraw from the race.

He posted a statement explaining that the shoulder injury sustained during the Tour de France was still healing.

“I am gutted to say I won’t be representing Great Britain this year at the World Road Race Championships in Bergen, Norway,” the 2011 road race world champion posted on social media.

“It was a goal I’d set to try and win this year, on a course that suits me at my peak and the strength in depth we have in the Great Britain Cycling Team.

“As always, I’ll be supporting all my friends and colleagues as they strive for our next World Champ stripes after Lizzie Deignan’s dominant ride in Richmond, two years ago.

“Good luck to you all and stay safe.”


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