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Mark Cavendish wil wielercarrière nog wat verlengen bij Deceuninck-Quick Step: “Onderhandelingen zijn bezig”

Mark Cavendish wants to extend his cycling career at Dece…

Mark Cavendish will race for his people again from Sunday, in the Great Britain Race. “I would like to stay with Deceuninck-Quick Step,” he told his team in an online press release. But the decision is not mine. Negotiations are underway.”

Mark Cavendish was at a dead end in his career last year, knocked out by Patrick Lefevre and working on a second junior since then. This season, for example, he won four stages in the Tour and the green jersey. A fairy tale as he described it and also repeated it during an online press moment for the Tour of Britain.

“At the beginning of the year I thought I was in my last season,” he said. “I wasn’t looking for a fairy tale, I knew I was still good, but you also have to show it in the race. In the end it turned out to be a fairy tale. Do I want to continue racing? After this year it will be easy to stop and stop after such a story, because there is A risk that I won’t win next year. But I think I can maintain this level, I even think I can improve. I no longer beat the rest with head and shoulders, I can do better and that’s why I want to continue racing. I still love cycling. I’ve I lost races this year, never before. I won a lot this year, but I often finished second or third. I want to get back to that level I can’t lose anymore. I believe it’s possible. That’s why I want to keep racing, and I prefer to It’s with the team I’m in now. Negotiations are going on, but I don’t know. It’s not up to me.”

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Can he imagine racing elsewhere rather than at Deceuninck-Quick Step, repeating before and after each race how much he loves to race in the Wolfpack? “Like I said, it’s not my decision whether or not to stay here,” was the short answer.