Bradley Wiggins: Cavendish deserves a place in the peloton

BALATONFURED HUNGARY MAY 08 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl celebrates winning the stage on the podium ceremony after the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 3 a 201km stage from Kaposvr to Balatonfred Giro WorldTour on May 08 2022 in Balatonfured Hungary Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Mark Cavendish of QuickStep-AlphaVinyl celebrates winning stage 3 of the 2022 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

While Patrick Lefevere seems unsure about giving Mark Cavendish a place in the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl team for the Tour de France and a new contract for 2023, Bradley Wiggins told Cyclingnews at the Giro d'Italia that he would sign Cavendish if he was a team manager.

"Until someone dislodges Cav from that top sprinter's spot, then we shouldn't even have to debate about his future. It's fucking obvious he still deserves a place in the peloton," Wiggins told Cyclingnews.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.