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Cavendish injures self with "Wii" game

By:
Dave McElwaine in Sterling, Massachusetts
Published:
December 01, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:44 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, December 1, 2008
Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia)

Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia)

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Mark Cavendish is a two-time track World Champion and had the most victories of any rider in the...

Mark Cavendish is a two-time track World Champion and had the most victories of any rider in the peloton in the 2008 season, but he has come to woe in the off-season because, of all things, of a computer game.

He was playing a snowboarding game on his Nintendo Wii console when he fell from the board and hurt his calf muscle. "It's a pain, but it's a minor injury in the off-season and not a huge problem," Cavendish told eurosport.uk.

The 23-year-old sprinter still plans to join his Team Columbia teammates at a training camp on the island of Mallorca this week, where he will no doubt be the subject of jokes and comments.

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