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Road World Championships: Froome to compete in time trial but Cavendish out

Chris Froome is only the third cyclist to win the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in the same year Road World Championships – Bergen, Norway Date: 17-24 September Coverage (times BST): 19 Sep: Women’s time trial – red button and website 1450-1615; 20 Sep: Men’s time trial – red button and website 1200-1645, BBC 2 1430-1645; 23 Sep: Women’s road race – red button, IPTV and website 1235-1730, BBC 1 1400-1600 and BBC 2 1600-1730; 24 Sep: Men’s road race – red button, IPTV and website 0905-1630, BBC…

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Mark Cavendish to make his return from injury for the Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish (centre) suffered a broken shoulder blade at the Tour de France Mark Cavendish will return to cycling at Sunday’s Tour of Britain after breaking his shoulder blade during the Tour de France in July. The 32-year-old withdrew from the Tour after colliding with Peter Sagan and hitting the barriers during the sprint finish on stage four in Vittel. Cavendish will ride for Team Dimension Data, who are chasing a third consecutive Tour of Britain title. The Manxman is a 10-time stage winner at the event. This year’s Tour…

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Tour de France 2017: Mark Cavendish appeals for end to ‘vile and threatening comments’

Race judges ruled that Cavendish was put into the barriers by Sagan on stage four Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Mark Cavendish has appealed for an end to “vile and threatening” social media comments to him and to his family after his Tour de France exit. The 32-year-old collided with world champion Peter Sagan before hitting the barriers in a sprint finish…

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Tour de France 2017: Mark Cavendish out of race after breaking shoulder in crash

Mark Cavendish has won 30 stages on the Tour de France Britain’s Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France after breaking his right shoulder in a crash. The 32-year-old collided with world champion Peter Sagan before hitting the barriers in a sprint finish on stage four in Vittel. Cavendish, who has won 30 career stages, said he was “massively disappointed”. Sagan was disqualified from the Tour, although his Bora-Hansgrohe team appealed against the decision. Cavendish added: “I feel I was in a good position to win and to…

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Tour de France 2017: Mark Cavendish crashes heavily as Arnaud Demare wins stage four

Mark Cavendish has won 30 stages in the Tour de France Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Britain’s Mark Cavendish crashed heavily in a sprint finish as Arnaud Demare won stage four of the Tour de France. Dimension Data rider Cavendish, 32, made contact with Peter Sagan before hitting the barriers on the right-hand side of the road in Vittel. He required lengthy…

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Tour de France 2017: Marcel Kittel wins sprint finish with Mark Cavendish fourth

Marcel Kittel has now won 10 Tour de France stages Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Germany’s Marcel Kittel won a sprint finish to take the second stage of the Tour de France as Britain’s Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey. Defending champion Chris Froome crashed in the wet conditions, 30km from the finish, but resumed and finished the stage in 37th place….

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Mark Cavendish confirmed for Tour de France after recovering from glandular fever

Mark Cavendish is chasing Eddy Merckx’s Tour de France record of 34 stage wins Mark Cavendish is one of three Britons who will be racing for Team Dimension Data at the Tour de France. The 30-time Tour de France stage winner will be joined by compatriots Steve Cummings and Scott Thwaites. Cavendish, 32, recently returned to racing after three months out with glandular fever. “If I am being totally honest, had this not been the Tour de France we may have collectively taken a different approach with regards to my…

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Mark Cavendish avoids crashes in Tour of Slovenia as Luka Mezgec wins stage two

Mark Cavendish suffered a mechanical problem to prevent him challenging stage winner Luka Mezgec (right) Britain’s Mark Cavendish suffered a mechanical problem to prevent him competing in the sprint at the end of stage two of the Tour of Slovenia as home rider Luka Mezgec claimed victory. Team Dimension Data rider Cavendish, 32, is racing his first event since three months out with glandular fever. There were multiple crashes on wet roads in Ljubljana, but Cavendish said he “wasn’t near any” of the incidents. Mezgec (Orica) stayed ahead of the…

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