Veteran: Tour de France: The British cyclist Mark Cavendish is returning to the Tour de France after a three-year break. He was named as part of the Deceuninck-QuickStep squad. The 2021 Tour de France kicks off in Brest, France.
The last time Mark Cavendish participated in the Tour de France was in 2018. One of the greatest road runners of all time, the 36-year-old winner of the 30th round, is second only to Belgian Eddie Merks.
Mark Cavendish joined Deceuninck-QuickStep after Sam Bennett of Ireland missed out due to injury. Bennett won the green jersey at the 2020 Tour de France.
Marc Cavendish “happy to be back in Tour de France”
Speaking of: AFP, Cavendish said.
“I’m glad to be back on the Tour de France with Deceuninck-QuickStep. Obviously, the circumstances surrounding Sam could have been better. He went on a special tour last year, և I’m sad that he could not defend his green jersey. At the same time, I’m excited to be back in a race I’re so close to, with so much history. “It’s the biggest bike ride in the world. I’m going to do everything I can to use this opportunity with both hands.”
Mark Cavendish had a good year 2021, winning four rounds of the tour in Turkey in April. He also won the final round of his tour of Belgium earlier this month.
Irishman Bennett had a “minor incident” during training that injured his knee. Bennett’s words are quoted in many reports.
Needless to say, I’m very disappointed that I could not defend my green jersey at this year’s Tour de France. Although the injury I sustained was very short-lived, it affected my training for the biggest cycling race in the world. It left me too much without enough time to be competitive. ”
In 2012, Marc Cavendish went down in history for four years in a row, winning the final of the Tour de France on the Champs Elysees. In 2020, he was part of the Bahrain-McLaren team.
Earlier, speaking Daily Telegraph:, Mark Cavendish was interested in returning to the Tour de France. His story of recovering from injury, illness, or mental health has been one of the most inspiring.
Mark Cavendish said.
Of course, I would like to go on a tour. After all, we have Sam Bennett, who won two rounds last year – the green jersey. He is a logical boy that he should take. He is the leader of the team sprint. But I “: I’m sure Sam will only go if he is 100% fit. It is obvious that he, as the winner of the green shirt, is under a lot of pressure to perform. I am sure he will do his best for the team. Sam is a specialist. I just have to be ready if I need to. ”