Cavendish's Tirreno-Adriatico sprint hopes hit by illness

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) rightly sat at the top table of sprinters at the Tirreno-Adriatico pre-race press conference on Tuesda, but the Manxman played down his chances in the sprints, revealing that he had been ill after returning home from the Abu Dhabi Tour and missed four days of important training last week.

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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.