No return for Mark Cavendish at Arctic Race of Norway
Aug 06 2017 09:33 pm CET

No return for Mark Cavendish at Arctic Race of Norway

Mark Cavendish is not going to start in the Arctic Race of Norway. It was a possibility that the British rider would recover on time, but this wasn't the case.

The former world champion suffered a broken shoulder after a fall during the fourth stage of the Tour de France and that has kept him out of competition since. "Unfortunately, it is not likely that Mark will start at the Arctic Race of Norway," said team manager Douglas Ryder manager to Norwegian television station NRK. "He is still not well of the shoulder injury."

Cavendish crashed against Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) in the Tour de France, which led to the expulsion of the World Champion from the race. Cavendish had expected to come back to competition in the Norwegian race.

"We knew that there was a risk that this would happen and there's not much we can do about it," explained the director of the Arctic Race of Norway Knut-Eirik Dybdal. "We understand that Cavendish has to set up his priorities as he has done."
Photo of Mark Cavendish by Jens Herrndorff for Team Dimension Data.


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