Mark Cavendish: Ghent Six crash might push my season start back a bit

GHENT BELGIUM NOVEMBER 16 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and The Wolfpack Team prior to the Mens elite points race track cycling on day one of the 80th 6 Days Ghent 2021 at The Kuipke Velodrome zesdaagsegent ghent6day on November 16 2021 in Ghent Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Mark Cavendish at the Ghent Six (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish has said that the start to his 2022 season will be disrupted after his his Ghent Six crash and the resulting injuries, but noted that he hopes to be back on the bike within a few weeks.

The Manxman, who suffered two broken ribs and a punctured lung in the crash on the final night of the famous track event last week, described the crash and the aftermath in an interview on Saturday.

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