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Wiggins, Cavendish, Greipel headline Tour of Britain Presentation - Gallery
September 04, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
A world-class field descended on Glasgow on Saturday evening for the Tour of Britain pre-race presentation. Bradley Wiggins (WIGGINS), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) and Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) were among the elite riders presented to the crowds, with the week-long race starting on Sunday with a 168 kilometre test between Glasgow and Castle Douglas.ADVERTISEMENT Glasgow played host to the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and is no stranger to major cycling events, having also hosted the Tour of Britain in previous years. This years line-up is one of the best in recent editions with Tom Dumoulin (Giant Alpecin) Caleb Ewan (Orica BikeExchange) and Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) also on the start list. Cyclingnews will have complete live coverage from the race, along with stage reports, results and photo galleries. You can read more at More...
Dimension Data confirm Tour of Britain team in support of Cavendish
September 03, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
Dimension Data have confirmed its six-man team for the 2016 Tour of Britain with Mark Cavendish spearheading its squad, although there is no place for defending champion Edvald Boasson Hagen.Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummingsis also selected for the race and will be free to pursue his personal ambitions. The 2.HC stage race will be Cavendish's first road race since the Tour de France and marks his return to the road after winning silver in the omnium. Cavendish will have Mark Renshaw and Bernie Eisel as his dedicated lead out men in his bid for an 11th career stage win at the race. "Let's see if we can win 1 or 2 stages with Mark Cavendish and play a role in GC. We definitely going to try and show the jersey by winning stages, going in breakaway and by having fun out there," Eisel said of the team ambition.ADVERTISEMENT Eisel will also perform the role of road captain which becomes even more important for the nine-stage race with just six riders per team. "I am really looking forward to racing Tour of Britain again," he said. "After looking through the stages, this year's race will probably be the toughest one yet. The last stages have 3000 to 4000m of climbing, and that's in Britain so you know it's just going to be up and down all day. 6 man teams, it will be very tough to control the race and I think we will see the overall lead changing hands many times." The race starts in Glasgow on September 4, finishing in London on September after a split stage in Bristol that includes a morning time trial. You can read more at More...
Mark Cavendish takes blame for omnium crash before hinting Olympic silver success will be his last
August 15, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
It all came down to the points race and an action packed 160 laps with Italy's Elia Viviani eventually claiming gold with Denmark's Lasse Hansen taking bronze More...
Mark Cavendish's role in Olympics omnium crash 'worse than DOPING', claims former road racer
August 15, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
Michael Rasmussen feels the Manxman's role in the crash that saw Sanghoon Park stretchered off should have seen him disqualified More...
Mark Cavendish wins Olympic silver - before aiming dig at Bradley Wiggins in post-race interview
August 15, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
It all came down to the points race and an action packed 160 laps with Italy's Elia Viviani eventually claiming gold with Denmark's Lasse Hansen taking bronze More...
Mark Cavendish wins Olympic silver in men's omnium after action-packed points race
August 15, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
It all came down to the points race and an action packed 160 laps with Italy's Elia Viviani eventually claiming gold with Denmark's Lasse Hansen taking bronze More...
Mark Cavendish furious after flying start to Olympics omnium checked by schoolboy error
August 14, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
After Lasse Norman Hansen was the first casualty in the elimination race, Cavendish was ordered out for straying on to the no-go blue zone More...
Mark Cavendish believes missing Olympic cycling gold medal in Rio means he will have "failed again"
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
The Tour de France legend has missed out on medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and says that it is now or never for him to take gold More...
Cavendish ups Olympic selection bid with Omnium win in Lithuania
June 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
Mark Cavendish upped his game for selection to the British team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, winning the omnium in this weekend's meeting in Paneveys, Lithuania. Cavendish began the weekend with a second place in the Scratch race to Switzerland's Gal Suter, then followed up with an uncharacteristic victory in the Individual Pursuit. He ended the first day with the win in the Elimination Race. On the second day, his compatriot Kian Emadi won the kilometer time trial and flying lap, while Cavendish finished third in both. Cavendish went into the final points race with a ten point advantage on Suter, and 20 on Suter's teammate Olivier Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Not content to rest on his laurels, Cavendish won six of the 15 mid-race sprints, lapped the field with Suter and then won the final sprint to take a commanding victory by 26 points over Suter. With the road course in Rio unsuited to him, Cavendish has turned his focus to the track. Cavendish last raced the track in the Olympics in 2008, when he and Madison partner Bradley Wiggins were the favourites for victory after claiming the world title that year, but were only able to manage ninth in Beijing. Subsequently, the UCI removed the Madison from the Olympic programme, leaving the Omnium as the most logical event for him to qualify. Cavendish and Wiggins won the Madison at the World Championships earlier this year. " Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) June 6, 2016 You can read more at More...
Wiggins and Cavendish to team up at Six Day London
May 24, 2016 (09:15) [ Indexed from ]
After claiming a memorable Madison title at the Track World Championships earlier this year, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will team up once again, returning to the scene of their triumph, at the Six Day London event in October. Cavendish confirmed his participation a couple of months ago but Wiggins was added to the bill on Tuesday to form, as he put it, the double act everyone wants to see. Ever since their ill-fated Madison ride at the 2008 Olympic Games, the careers of two of the biggest personalities in the history of British cycling have entwined themselves, culminating in that feel-good victory in the London Velodrome.Wiggins, who had noted that he and Cavendish had 'conquered the world' in the intervening eight years, said this year's Six Day could be the last time they compete alongside one another.ADVERTISEMENT Its going to be great. This has got to be the double act everyone wants to see isnt it?" said the 36-year-old. "Winning the Madison at the Worlds was incredible and this might well be the last chance that people get to see us together. With the roof having been blown off the Lee Valley VeloPark during the Madison victory in March, Wiggins joked that theyd have to put in some six day appearances " like the old days of Merckx and Sercu. Cavendish, who helped launch the Six Day London last year, revealed that was exactly the idea he had put to his partner. You can read more at More...
Cavendish in driving seat for Olympic Games selection
April 19, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from ]
Mark Cavendishis in the driving seat to take the Omnium spot in the Great Britain track squad for the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. The squad will finalised in June but Cavendish is set to be handed the chance to win a first Olympic medal after spending time training on the track at thenational cycling centre in Manchester last week. After a block of racing on the road, which followed the Track World Championships in early March, the Manxman's return to the boards is a clear indication that he is still at the forefront of the British Cycling selectors' minds. Another factor may be that Jon Dibben, who became world champion in the points race - the most important event in the Omnium - last month, broke his elbow last week in a crash at the ZLM Roompot Toer. The 22-year-old is set to undergo surgery on it today [Tuesday], though British Cycling have told Cyclingnews that he could be back on his bike next week and that his "Rio ambitions remain unaffected".ADVERTISEMENT Cavendish has made no secret of his desire to earn a place on the plane to Rio, and returned to the track last summer to kick off the process. Having based himself at the British national cycling centre in Manchester over the winter, heracked up the requisite qualification points in international competition and rode the Omnium at the Track Worlds in London at the start of March. His performance there was meant to have a big impact on his possible selection, which also hinged on the fact that whoever got the Omnium spot would also have to act as the fifth member of the team pursuit squad. While Dibben contributed to the pursuit team's silver medal and won gold in the points race, Cavendish only managed sixth in the Omnium, though he did taste Madison gold alongside Bradley Wiggins. The headache for the British Cycling selectors was compounded by the return of Ed Clancy after a serious back injury, with the former Omnium world champion putting in a strong ride as part of the pursuit quartet for the final ride. "I have total confidence that Mark can do the job in TP [team pursuit]. I've always believed that. I don't think that comes into the question for me,"said British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton after the Track Worlds. You can read more at More...
Cavendish given top-three target at world championships (Reuters)
February 27, 2016 (00:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Mark Cavendish must finish in the top three of the omnium at the next month's track world championships to be selected for the Rio Olympics, British cycling's technical director said on Friday. Cavendish is one of the world's best ever road sprinters with 26 Tour de France stage victories, but has never won an Olympic medal. In 2008 he finished ninth in the madison on the track at the Beijing Games and four years later he came 29th in the road race in London. More...
Cavendish and Wiggins teaming up at track cycling worlds
February 24, 2016 (20:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins will team up in the Madison event at next month's track world championships.The former Sky teammates are in the team of 21 riders representing Britain at the March 2-6 event in London.Cavendish... More...
Former world champ Cavendish withdraws after shoulder injury
September 20, 2015 (23:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " Former world champion Mark Cavendish of Britain has withdrawn from this year's championship after sustaining a shoulder injury at the Tour of Britain.Cavendish, who won the rainbow jersey in 2011, made a special... More...
Former champion Mark Cavendish to miss cycling worlds
September 20, 2015 (23:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish will miss next week's cycling world championships in Richmond, Virginia, after failing to recover from a shoulder injury.Cavendish, who won the road race world title in 2011,... More...
News shorts: Cavendish committed to racing on track at Rio 2016 Olympics, says Salzwedel
August 16, 2015 (13:03) [ Indexed from ]
Unfinished business for Cavendish on the track, says Salzwedel British Cycling endurance coach Heiko Salzwedel has said that Mark Cavendish is completely committed to racing on the track in the omnium at the Rio 2016 Olympics, saying that he has unfinished business after being the sole British rider not to win a medal on the boards in Beijing seven years ago. Cavendish will line up alongside Bradley Wiggins in the Revolution Series event in Derby this weekend in a bid to score qualifying points for the winters Track World Cup events, the first step towards earning a berth in Brazil next year.ADVERTISEMENT I was very surprised and very proud when we met and discovered how determined he is, Salzwedel told The Telegraph. "He has some unfinished business back from 2008 in his mind. He really wants to go to Rio with the track team and wants to go 100 per cent focused on the omnium. He doesn't come in saying 'we'll see how it goes,' it's clear in his mind, his focus and priorities. The Olympics is where Mark wants to be in 12 months time. The weekends event provides a useful dress rehearsal for Cavendishs preparations " the timing between the Tour de France and Olympic Games next year and this year's Tour and Revolution Series are exactly the same, Salzwedal pointed out " though Ed Clancy apparently remains the favourite to take Great Britains slot in in the omnium in Rio. You can read more at More...
2015 Tour of Britain: Details announced of opening stage
August 05, 2015 (17:45) [ Indexed from ]
The details of the opening stage of this years Aviva Tour of Britain have been announced by the local organisers, with some stiff climbs on the agenda on the road from Anglesey before a fast run-in to the finish in Wrexham in northern Wales. The year marks the first time that the current iteration of the Tour of Britain, which began in 2004, has started in Wales. The opening stage takes place on Sunday, September 6 begins in Beaumaris and follows a 40-kilometre loop around the island of Anglesey before crossing to the mainland via the Menai bridge. After an intermediate sprint at Llanberis, where Mark Cavendish claimed a stage win in 2013, the race climbs the category one Llanberis pass, the first classified climb of the Tour of Britain. After dropping into Conwy County, the next climb is the four-kilometre haul up Nant-y-Glyn.ADVERTISEMENT The days second intermediate sprint is at Pentre Llanhaeadr, and is followed shortly afterwards by the ascent of the Bwlch in the Clwydian Hills. The days final intermediate sprint is in Mold, 20 kilometres from the finish in Wrexham. The finale features a loop around the centre of Wrexham before the finish on Chester Street. The night before the opening stage, the Tour of Britain team presentation will take place in Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay. Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain brings the peloton from Clitheroe to Colne and includes the tough climb of Nick OPendle. Stage finishes in Kelso, Blyth, Hartside Pass, Nottingham and Ipswich follow before the final criterium in London on Sunday, September 13. You can read more at More...
inCycle video: The Tour de France finish on the Champs-lyses
August 05, 2015 (17:45) [ Indexed from ]
The introduction of the Champs-lyses as the grand finale in 1975 added a new dimension to the Tour de France, and the famous finish beneath the Arc de Triomphe is an intrinsic part of the races appeal. In its 40 years on the Tour, the Champs-lyses has been the site of so many dramatic moments, from Greg LeMonds defeat of Laurent Fignon in 1989 to Djamoladine Abdoujaparovs crash in 1991 to Mark Cavendishs sequence of four successive wins. As the Tour celebrated the anniversary of its first visit to the Champs-lyses, a number of past riders spoke to inCycle and shared their memories of racing on the most beautiful avenue in the world.ADVERTISEMENT Its difficult to imagine anything bigger than the Champs-lyses, said Bernard Hinault, who wore yellow there five times and won the final stage on two occasions for good measure, beating Joop Zoetemelk in a two-up sprint in 1979 and winning a bunch finish three years later. In this inCycle video, Robbie McEwen, Jens Voigt and Greg LeMond also describe their emotions at riding on the Champs-lyses for the first time and pay tribute to cyclings most evocative finishing straight. You can read more at More...
The Cyclingnews podcast: Danielson's positive, Cavendish's future and an exclusive with Eisel
August 05, 2015 (17:45) [ Indexed from ]
The Tour de France may be behind us but that hasn't stopped the Cyclingnews team picking up from where they left off with another edition of the podcast. In the latest podcast Editor in Chief Daniel Benson, News editor Sadhbh OShea and Procycling Editor Ed Pickering dissect the last news from around the cycling world. From Tom Danielsons positive test for synthetic testosterone, to the latest transfers for the 2016 season. Theres also an exclusive interview with Team Skys Classics star Bernhard Eisel about his future and possible link up with Mark Cavendish for next year.ADVERTISEMENT To subscribe to the Tour de France podcast on iTunes, click here. You can read more at More...
Team GB favour Clancy over Cavendish for Olympic omnium
August 04, 2015 (16:00) [ Indexed from ]
Team GBs wealth of riches in certain Olympic track events is particularly evident in the mens omnium, where 2012 bronze medallist Ed Clancy, Team Skys Ben Swift, Etixx-QuickSteps Mark Cavendish and the upcoming Jon Dibben are all possibles for the one place likely to be available in Rio de Janeiro next year. With a year to go to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Team GB technical director Shane Sutton believes that Clancy has the edge on the other riders. But the Australian believes Cavendish has the ability to compete for a gold medal next year if he can achieve enough qualification points beforehand. Cav is coming in on the 15th to do the Derby Revolution event in order to try to score some points for qualification, Sutton told Cyclingnews. But Ive got to be totally honest. Its not going to be easy for him.ADVERTISEMENT Weve also got Londons bronze medallist, who I rate as probably the best omnium rider in the world alongside Italys Elia Viviani. I think in timed events no one can touch Ed. I think if Ed decides that hes going to apply himself to the omnium, then anyone who plans on making that squad is going to have to be prepared to commit fully because theres no doubt Eds the best in the world. Sutton admitted he wouldnt be surprised to see Cavendish rise to this challenge, even if the Manxman has to combine it with racing next years Tour de France, which finishes just a fortnight before the start of the Rio Olympics. Cav is Cav. Hes the fastest roadman in the world, a British legend, and were going to welcome him with open arms, said Sutton. Im quite sure that Ed and the rest of the endurance squad wholl be vying for these spots will welcome him back. If anyone could do it, its Cav. But, as I said, Im very confident in what weve got at this time if Cav decides not to do it. You can read more at More...

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