Cavendish enjoying getting back to basics at Deceuninck-QuickStep

Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep)
Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish will ride only his second race with Deceuninck-QuickStep at Le Samyn on Tuesday, but he already seems happy to be back with the Belgian team despite revealing little of his own ambitions in what could be his final season as a professional.

Cavendish will turn 36 in May and is starting his 15th season at WorldTour level after several years decimated by recurring mononucleosis during his time at Dimension Data, while his 2020 season with Bahrain-McLaren was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stephen Farrand
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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.