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.”
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.
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