Cavendish ready to go for a ride again

By the editorial staff

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Mark Cavendish. Vincent Kalut / PANORAMIC

The British sprinter has reportedly reached an agreement with Astana to postpone his retirement and race for another year.

Mark Cavendish will, according to Cycling Weekly, postpone retirement time and continue running with Astana. The Isle of Man sprinter has reportedly reached an agreement with team boss Alexandre Vinokourov.

This Tuesday, the Dutch media AD ured that a new agreement was close. During the last Tour de France, Cavendish, who shares with Eddy Merckx the record for stage victories on the Tour (34), finished 2e in Bordeaux (7e stage), before being forced to abandon during the 8e stage victim of a fracture of the right collarbone during a fall 60 km from the finish in Limoges.

Mark Cavendish (38 years old; professional since 2005) announced in May that he would retire at the end of the season after a final stint on the Grande Boucle.

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