Mark Cavendish cautious before 2019 season debut at Vuelta a San Juan

Mark Cavendish played down his ambitions, was coy about his fitness and shrugged off any pressure to perform on his season debut at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina. He was seemingly happy just to be back in the peloton after two seasons disrupted by mononucleosis, crashes and a series of comebacks that would have pushed some riders to throw in the towel. Cavendish is still here.

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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.