Cavendish may return to track racing for 2016 Olympics

Mark Cavendish has expressed a desire to return to the track racing in order to fulfil his Olympic gold dream. Cavendish has competed in two consecutive Games but has missed out on a medal on both occasions. However, having watched the Great Britain men's team win gold and set a world record in the team pursuit on Friday evening, the 27-year-old told Sky Sports News that the 2016 Games in Rio are in his thoughts. Great Britain coach Dan Hunt told Cyclingnews that any British rider would be welcome into the track squad if they made the necessary commitments and sidelined road ambitions.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he 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 ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.