Mark Cavendish fails to lure coach away from QuickStep

Mark Cavendish at the Tour de Pologne 2022
Mark Cavendish at the Tour de Pologne 2022 (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Mark Cavendish has been unsuccessful in his attempt to lure his former coach away from Soudal-QuickStep.

The British sprinter started working with Vasilis Anastopoulos upon his return to QuickStep in 2021 and dramatically revived his career, going from three barren seasons to winning four stages at the Tour de France to tie Eddy Merckx for the all-time record of 34 stage wins.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.