Offbeat Cycling - Deceuninck-Quick Step: Cavendish uncertain on its future

21:43  22 july  2021
21:43  22 july  2021 Source:   sport365.fr

Cavendish sorry for Tour de France strop

  Cavendish sorry for Tour de France strop Mark Cavendish on Friday apologised to his mechanics for a Tour de France strop after video emerged of him complaining about his bike before storming off to the team bus. Footage showed the 36-year-old British sprinter screaming at his team before slamming a bike into the ground at the start of the 19th stage from Mourenx and Libourne. "During a day of the Tour de France, as riders we are put in a perilous situation and I wanted my bike to be perfect, in order to help me stay safe," he wrote on Instagram later Friday."My bike had some problems when I got on it this morning. Despite this, I should not have reacted in the way that I did and not so publicly.

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Under contract until the end of the season with Deceuninck-Quick Step, the green jersey of the Tour de France Mark Cavendish (36 years old ) Does not yet know what his future will be done.

At the limit of retiring at the end of last season, Mark Cavendish had finally committed for a year, to the minimum wage and bringing a sponsor, with Deceuninck-Quick Step, the team where he had shone from 2013 to 2015. This season 2021 could then strongly look like the last in the British professional platoon that celebrated its 36 years in May, but the Tour de France has changed everything. While it was not at all expected that it disputes the big loop, Cavendish had to replace the green jersey of 2020 Sam Bennett at the last moment, injured at Geno U ( which could be a diplomatic injury according to The patron of the Patrick Lefevere team), and he did better than figuration. The sprinter of the Isle of Man has thwarted all the predictions by winning four stages, which allowed him to equal the mythical record of Eddy Merckx (24 stages of stages on the Tour de France) and to bring the jersey back Green in Paris, well helped, it is true, by the successive abandons of Caleb Ewan, Peter Sagan or Arnaud Demare.

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Cavendish: "I have not talked about my future yet with the team" Obviously, the question of his future arises, but Mark Cavendish, who was present on Wednesday in Roeselare, the hometown of Patrick Lefevere, to play a criterion (he also won), assured that no discussion. had yet started. "I have not seen Patrick yet. I have just returned from Paris, so I have not talked about my future yet with the team. I want to enjoy this criterion. After the arrival in Paris, we made a little party. We can not predict big celebration in this period of coronavirus, but the whole team was there. It was a "sanitary bubble" party where we still talked about our Tour de France. I will now spend time with my family. My wife and three children missed me. And I want to recover after this difficult turn. "To that day, no race is at the program for the coming weeks for the British who surprised everyone this summer.

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