Mark Cavendish says 'just an amateur mistake' took him down at Nokere Koerse

NOKERE BELGIUM MARCH 17 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdomand Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 75th Nokere Koerse Danilith Classic 2021 Mens Elite a 1955km race from Deinze to Nokere Rain NokereKoerse on March 17 2021 in Nokere Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Mark Cavendish's upward trajectory in his second career stint with the Deceuninck-QuickStep squad came to a halt in his debut appearance at Nokere Koerse, where he was firmly positioned near the front of the peloton until an “amateur mistake” took away any hopes of claiming his first win of the season.

Looking at a replay of his fall on the cobbles at Nokere Koerse in an interview with Sporza, he reacted with “I love it. Honestly, that was a full-on race today.”

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