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Mark Cavendish excited to join Bahrain McLaren’s project to ‘disrupt’ cycling

• Rod Ellingworth aiming to create ‘grand tour-winning team’• Cavendish joins bullish new setup looking to revive careerThe former Team Ineos coach Rod Ellingworth believes that his new Bahrain McLaren team can compete with the best as they prepare for…

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Mark Cavendish’s sunset years deserve to be champagne supernovas | Richard Williams

Three-year illness and injury nightmare looks to be over as 34?year?old cyclist gets back on the podium and is reunited with a former mentor in a team part owned by F1’s McLarenAmid the lights and noise – loud music, louder cheering – of the Six Days o…

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Tour de France: Mark Cavendish left out of Dimension Data’s squad

British rider misses race for first time since 2007Tour rolls out for 106th edition from BrusselsMark Cavendish has been left out of Team Dimension Data’s eight-man squad for the Tour de France.Edvald Boasson Hagen, Stephen Cummings, Reinardt Janse van…

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Mark Cavendish to take indefinite break from cycling after virus diagnosis

Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virusRider has been ‘unknowingly training and racing’Mark Cavendish will take an indefinite break from cycling after being diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever.The 33-year-o…

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Mark Cavendish to take indefinite break from cycling after virus diagnosis

Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virusRider has been ‘unknowingly training and racing’Mark Cavendish will take an indefinite break from cycling after being diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever.The 33-year-o…

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Mark Cavendish pulls out of road race at European Cycling Championships

• Rider disappointed to withdraw on medical advice• Mark Christian replaces fellow Manxman in British squadMark Cavendish has pulled out of Sunday’s road race at cycling’s European Championships in Glasgow following medical advice from the British team…

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From Wales to the Champs-Élysées: the selfless rise of Geraint Thomas | William Fotheringham

The remarkable career of a cycling all-rounder whose innate talent has taken him to Tour de France triumphIt is 11 years and one month since a chubby-faced Welsh youth stood on London’s Tower Bridge marvelling, along with a slightly less chubby-faced M…

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Mark Cavendish battles time in bid for Eddy Merckx’s Tour stage wins record | Richard Williams

The signs have not been promising for one of the most remarkable British sporting figures of our life as he misses out for another year in his pursuit of the legendary BelgianAs he made it to the finish line in Roubaix on Sunday, the 52nd rider to come…

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Mark Cavendish: ‘I’m not scared but I think of the consequences more’

The sprinter is now a bruised elder statesman but still willing to face down danger to match Eddie Merckx’s Tour de France recordIt is 11 years since Mark Cavendish first rode the Tour de France, 10 since the first of his 30 stage wins. The Manx sprint…

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Mark Cavendish targets California return after breaking ribs

The 32-year-old is getting back in the saddle after a series of dramatic spills and has his sights on returning to racing in MayMark Cavendish, who has his eyes on a 31st stage win in the Tour de France, is hoping to return to racing for the Amgen Tour…

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Mark Cavendish breaks rib in spectacular Milan-San Remo crash

• British rider’s bad luck continues with another injury• Vincenzo Nibali wins race with perfectly timed attackMark Cavendish suffered a frightening crash late in the Milan?San Remo race but avoided serious injury.The 32-year-old, who has been plagued …

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Peter Sagan asks Cas to suspend his Tour de France disqualification

• Sagan says he had no chance to defend himself over Mark Cavendish crash
• World champion will rejoin Tour immediately if motion to suspend is granted

Peter Sagan has asked the court of arbitration for sport to suspend his disqualification from the Tour de France.

The world champion was kicked out of the race on Tuesday for a dangerous move in which he appeared to elbow Mark Cavendish rider to the floor during a sprint finish. But Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe team are arguing that the Slovak did not have an opportunity to put his side of the story – and should therefore be immediately reinstated in the race.

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Mark Cavendish demands end to ‘vile and threatening’ abuse over Sagan crash

• Cavendish says he and his family targeted after Tour de France crash
• ‘I’m paying now for the attitude I had as a kid – Peter and I are friends’

Mark Cavendish has hit out at the “vile and threatening” abuse he has received on social media in the wake of the collision with Peter Sagan that ended both cyclists’ participation in the Tour de France.

Related: Tour de France: Chris Froome in yellow jersey as Fabio Aru wins stage five

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Mark Cavendish admits he may not win a single Tour de France stage

• Sprinter has missed most of the season with glandular fever
• Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage wins is safe for this year

Mark Cavendish has always put pressure on himself when riding the Tour de France but this year he goes into the world’s greatest bike race knowing that even a single stage win will be a bonus after the loss of the bulk of the season because of glandular fever brought on by the Epstein-Barr virus.

As a result all talk of getting close to or passing Eddy Merckx’s career tally of 34 stage wins has been shelved for this year.

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Bradley Wiggins gives mixed signals on retirement after Ghent six-day win

• Holder of seven Olympic medals tells crowd ‘this might not be my last race’
• But then admits: ‘Much as my heart wants to, my head is saying no’

Sir Bradley Wiggins followed his last-ditch victory in the Ghent six-day race with his fellow world Madison champion, Mark Cavendish, by retaining a certain amount of wriggle room over his future plans by telling the crowd “this might not be my last race” as the pair were smothered in a shower of confetti.

Notwithstanding his seven Olympic medals, the Tour de France win, the world and Olympic time trial titles and eight world track titles, this has been a career built on ambiguities and contradictions and so it ended – probably.

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Bradley Wiggins completes victorious circle by winning at birthplace Ghent

• Former Tour winner teams up with Mark Cavendish to win six-day race
• Event is a blend of circus and bike race once part of the winter circuit

A grim concrete building in Ghent’s citadel park with a strong aroma of fast food might have seemed a strange venue for a Tour de France winner to bid farewell – whether provisionally or not – but this place and this event have particular resonance for Sir Bradley Wiggins.

He was born in Ghent – hence his second name, the Flemish Marc – and not only did he win this race in 2003 as a young professional but he has strong memories of coming here to watch his late father Gary race in the 1980s. He had, he said earlier this week, a photograph taken of the two in one of the claustrophobic cabins in the track centre where the riders rest between races and over the weekend there is every chance he took a similar snap with his children Bella and Ben.

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The Agenda: A Rangers return for Holloway as Sir Bradley bids farewell

Wiggins saddles up for the final time to compete in ‘the Monaco Grand Prix of six-day racing’, while Holloway gets back in the saddle at Queens Park Rangers

Relax, the international break is almost over. On the continent, club football returns with a bang onnext Saturday evening when Diego Simeone’s Atlético host Zinedine Zidane’s Real in the Madrid derby, kick-off 7.45pm. Real sit on top of La Liga without yet being at their sparkling best and this game is more important for the hosts who are six points adrift of their neighbours. Before that, watch Der Klassiker as Bayern Munich travel to face the exciting, but unreliable, Borussia Dortmund (5.30pm).

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Bradley Wiggins gets back in the saddle – in pictures

For the first time since September’s revelations about his TUEs use, Sir Bradley Wiggins was back in action, appearing at the 2016 London Six Day event at the Olympic Velodrome. Our photographer Tom Jenkins was there to capture the action

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Bradley Wiggins gets back in the saddle – in pictures

For the first time since September’s revelations about his TUEs use, Sir Bradley Wiggins was back in action, appearing at the 2016 London Six Day event at the Olympic Velodrome. Our photographer Tom Jenkins was there to capture the action

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Bradley Wiggins gets back in the saddle for London Six Day ride

Bradley Wiggins put the controversy over Therapeutic Use Exemptions to one side as he competed in the London Six Day ride in the Olympic Velodrome

For all the intrigue over whether Sir Bradley Wiggins would suffer the indignity of having to grit his teeth and block out the boos, the truth is that it was never likely that his supporters were ever going to transform the start of his journey towards retirement into anything other than a celebration of his golden achievements. Wiggins might be avoiding the media during the London Six Day ride this week, wary of getting drawn into another discussion about those Therapeutic Use Exemptions, but it soon became apparent that he was on safe ground on the track.

On an evening of razzamatazz and colour in east London, the cheerful mood outside the Olympic Velodrome in the hour before the gates opened hardly suggested that Wiggins would later have stomach criticism from supporters who once worshipped him, that his grand farewell would turn sour. It simply wasn’t that kind of crowd. People turned up from work excited to settle down for an evening of cycling. Parents brought young children along, some of them cycling fanatics, others getting to grips with the sport for the first time.

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