Mark Cavendish Skips Giro, Focus On Tour de France

PARIS, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish revealed on Friday that he would bypass this year's Giro d'Italia to focus on the Tour de France which begins on July 5. The 28-year-old Isle of Man native will instead use the Tours of Turkey (April 27-May 4), California (May 11-18) and Switzerland (June 14-22) as his tune-up races for the Tour de France which starts … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish’s Race Calendar Is Determined

18-Apr-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the program of Mark Cavendish for the coming weeks. As previously communicated, the British Champion will ride the Tour of Turkey at the end of April. He will then ride the AMGEN Tour of California and the Tour de Suisse prior to the Tour de France. "As everybody knows, my big goal this year is the Tour de France," Cavendish … [Read more...]

A Sick Mark Cavendish Out Of GP de l’Escaut

BRUSSELS, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish has pulled out of Wednesday's Grand Prix de l'Escaut because of flu, his Omega Pharma team confirmed. "This flu has really weakened him and for a rider like him it makes no sense to start at only 50 percent of his form. So we decided to let him rest," said team manager Patrick Lefevere. "We're also going to rethink our … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Will Not Start At Driedaagse De Panne

Mark Cavendish will not be at the start of the Driedaagse De Panne, as he has not yet recovered from the gastroenteritis that hit him last week after Milano–Sanremo. He suffered a difficult night, and the team’s medical staff decided not to start the British champion this morning. “I’m really disappointed,” said Cavendish. “Sunday I felt better, and I was able to train well, but … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Riding Good Form Has Big Plans For Milan-SanRemo

Peter Sagan Wins Stage 7

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 21, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan lines up at the opening one-day classic of the season with revenge on his mind but knowing a determined bunch of sprinters could again bar his route to victory in Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Cannondale rider Sagan edged closer to his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monuments' by finishing runner-up to German … [Read more...]

Cavendish Cruises To Tirreno-Adriatico Win, Contador Retains Lead


MILAN, March 17, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France sprint king Mark Cavendish cruised to victory in the sixth and penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday, with Spaniard Alberto Contador retaining the overall lead. Following a crash in the final bend caused by a Lampre rider and which took down another from the Lotto team, Cavendish went on to surge from behind the wheels of three … [Read more...]

Matteo Pelucchi Wins Stage 2, Cavendish Still In Tirreno-Adriatico Lead

ROME, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Matteo Pelucchi pipped French spinter Arnaud Demare to win the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, with Mark Cavendish retaining the overall lead of the Italian stage race Thursday. While Cavendish missed the final sprint, Pelucchi caused a minor upset by beating a host of bigger-name rivals, including Demare and German Andre Greipel, to take his … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Takes Lead in Tirreno-Adriatico After TTT

ROME, March 12, 2014 (AFP) - British sprint king Mark Cavendish is the early leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico race after his Omega-Pharma team won the opening stage team time-trial on Wednesday. Omega finished the 18.5km time-trial from Donoratico to San Vincenzo in 20min 13sec, 11sec ahead of Orica Greenedge with Movistar a further seven seconds back. The Sky team of 2012 Tour de … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski Wins The Tour of Algarve

LISBON, Feb 23, 2014 (AFP) - Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland held off Spain;s two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador to win the Tour of Algarve after Briton's Mark Cavendish claimed Sunday's fifth and final stage. Cavendish, who races for the same Omega Pharma team as does Kwiatkowski, prevailed in a dash for the line at the end of the 155.8 kilometre closing ride from Tavira to … [Read more...]

An Unforgettable Day for Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling

23-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team had much to celebrate on Sunday, from Oman to Algarve. OPQS won a third stage out of five thanks to Mark Cavendish outsprinting the field in 155.8km Volta ao Algarve Stage Five. OPQS controlled the race all day, working hard on the front to bring back the breakaway with 15km to go and putting the Manx Missile in ideal position on the right … [Read more...]