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Lefevere tight-lipped on Cavendish contract negotiations

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Mark Cavendish missed the sprint after getting dropped during stage 15.

Mark Cavendish missed the sprint after getting dropped during stage 15. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep)
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The winner of stage 7, Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step) on the podium

The winner of stage 7, Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step) on the podium (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

With the Tour de France over and done with, it’s time to get down to business for Mark Cavendish and his agent Simon Bayliff. They are due to sit down with Etixx-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere to decide his future at the team. Cavendish’s contract is up at the end of the season but he is yet to pen a new deal with the Belgian squad, where he has been since 2013.

MTN-Qhubeka and Trek Factory Racing have expressed interest in the Manx Missile, but Lefevere remained tight-lipped about Cavendish’s future with the team. “I will tell him first and then you,” he told Cyclingnews outside the team bus by the Place de la Concorde following the final stage of the Tour de France.

 

 

Sadhbh O'Shea

Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.