Mark Cavendish's Olympic dreams over after missing out on Track Worlds

GENT BELGIUM NOVEMBER 12 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdon and Team The Wolfpack Maes 00 Crash during the 79th 6 Days Gent 2019 Day 1 Track Kuipke Track Velodrome zesdaagsegent ghent6day on November 12 2019 in Gent Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Mark Cavendish after a crash at the Gent Six Day (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mark Cavendish's hopes of adding an Olympic gold medal to his palmarès were dealt a terminal blow on Monday as he was not named in the Great Britain squad for the upcoming UCI Track World Championships. 

Cavendish had hoped to ride the Madison at the Tokyo Games this summer but needed to participate in prior international events in order to meet the qualification criteria. 

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