Mark Cavendish's chances of competing in Tokyo 2020 Olympics recede following World Cup omission

New Bahrain McLaren signing Mark Cavendish is ready for the new season
New Bahrain McLaren signing Mark Cavendish is ready for the new season (Image credit: Scott Mitchell / Bahrain McLaren)

Mark Cavendish’s hopes of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics appear to be dwindling after The Times reported that he has not been included in the British team for the final round of the Track World Cup, which takes place next week in Milton, Canada.

The Manxman took silver in the Omnium in Rio in 2016 and has been seeking a place in the British duo for the Madison this time around. He returned to the track over the winter in a bid to earn qualification for the Olympics and competed at the Track Cycling Challenge in Grenchen, Switzerland, in December.

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