Mark Cavendish suggested in a television interview after Gent-Wevelgem that his career could be at an end following Sunday’s one-day race.
The British rider got himself in a rare breakaway for his career in Gent-Wevelgem and in a post-race interview suggested that the move may have been an act of bowing out in style.
“That was perhaps the last race of my career,” Cavendish said in tears.
Mark Cavendish 🇬🇧 (Bahrain-McLaren): "This could've been the last race of my career"
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Cavendish has contract with Bahrain McLaren until the end of 2020, but team manager Rod Ellingworth revealed on Saturday that he’s in talks with his team to extend.
“We are still talking; obviously due to the situation this season, everything is happening later in the season as well,” Ellingworth said.
“So, recruitment is happening later, we are still not complete for next year. We have only recently secured finances going forward. Mark, like many other riders, will be out of contract, but discussions are going on.
“I have not spoken to him about that in the last few days so let’s see, but the next few weeks will be critical for all riders out of contract.”