Among the first escapees of the day, Mark Cavendish was in tears at the finish of Gand-Wevelgem (WorldTour). “It was perhaps my last race,” said the Briton, 35, in front of the cameras of Sporza on Sunday.
Cavendish wears the Bahrain-McLaren colors, but does not yet have a contract for next year. The Isle of Man sprinter has had to deal with several injuries in recent seasons and his last victory dates back to 2018, at the Tour of Dubai, he who has 146 successes to his record.
Marc Cavendish has notably won 30 stages of the Tour de France, 15 in the Tour of Italy and 3 in the Tour of Spain coming within the closed circle of stage winners on the three Grand Tours. He was world champion in 2011, won Milan-Sanremo (2009) and three times the Grand Prix de l’Escaut (2007, 2008 and 2011).