Cavendish, Rowe complete Everest Challenge on Zwift

Mark Cavendish on the opening stage of the 2020 Saudi Tour – his first race in his new Bahrain McLaren colours
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There might not be any racing for months, but when sports finally get back underway after the coronavirus lockdowns, Mark Cavendish (Bahrain McLaren) will have plenty of base fitness.

The Manxman spent 10 hours 37 minutes and 32 seconds riding in the Zwift virtual world to complete the 'Everesting' challenge - riding the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest - 8,848m - on the same climb.

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