Skip to main content

British Cycling encourages Cavendish to race track in Rio Olympics

Image 1 of 4

An elated Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)

An elated Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 2 of 4

Omega Pharma-QuickStep's Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse

Omega Pharma-QuickStep's Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 3 of 4

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 4 of 4

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse after winning the first Madison

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse after winning the first Madison (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)

Great Britain’s track programme would welcome Mark Cavendish back into the fold should the rider decide to target the track events at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

"We’re a support service to all these athletes and Mark knows that the support is there if it’s needed. If he wants to come in we’ll be 100 per cent behind him and deliver whatever he needs.”

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.