Mark Cavendish pulls out of Pologne to race Commonwealth Games

RZESZOW POLAND AUGUST 03 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl prior to the 79th Tour de Pologne 2022 Stage 5 a 1781km stage from Lancut to Rzeszow TdP22 WorldTour on August 03 2022 in Rzeszow Poland Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Mark Cavendish at the Tour de Pologne (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) has pulled out of the Tour de Pologne as he turns his attentions to the Commonwealth Games this weekend. 

The Manx sprinter completed five stages of the seven-stage race but decided not to start stage 6. 

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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.