Mark Cavendish confirmed for Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl in 2022

FOUGERES FRANCE JUNE 29 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep stage winner celebrates at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 4 a 1504km stage from Redon to Fougres LeTour TDF2021 on June 29 2021 in Fougeres France Photo by Guillaume Horcajuelo PoolGetty Images
Mark Cavendish (Image credit: Guillaume Horcajuelo/Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish will ride for Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl in 2022 and join his teammates at a get together in Calpe, Spain next week, with team manager Patrick Lefevere confirming that a deal has finally been done with the Manxman. 

Cavendish was expected to agree a new one-year deal and sign a contract after the Ghent Six. However, he crashed hard on the final day of racing and will need several weeks off the bike to recover from fractured ribs and a punctured lung. Lefevere put Cavendish’s health before any deal but has now revealed they have reached an agreement and Cavendish will travel to Spain for the official team photograph that sanctifies his presence at the Belgian team in 2022. 

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