Cavendish hopes not to retire and find a team in 2021

The British rider, who has questioned his continuity in the peloton in recent days, expressed his enthusiasm to continue competing. "I don't want to stop, I love this sport."


Mark Cavendish's future in the peloton still remains unknown after the statements the British cyclist made after the Ghent-Wevelgem dispute, where 'Cav' came to recognize that it could have been his last career as a professional.

Cavendish got back on the bike this Wednesday at the Scheldt Grand Prix where, as he did in Ghent-Wevelgem, he managed to get into the day's escape before being swallowed by the peloton in which Caleb Ewan won after a rough volley.

In statements to Belgian media after the race dispute, Cavendish himself confessed that he wants to continue competing at the highest level, although he also slipped the idea that it could be his last professional career if he does not find a team for 2021. "I don't want to stop. I love this sport. But it could have been my last race. I wanted to compete in this event and I love competing in Belgium. It is a pure race that makes me feel like a child again. I don't feel like stopping ".

Cavendish, the second active cyclist in the peloton with the most victories (151 victories, only surpassed by André Greipel with 160), is far from that level that made him the most feared sprinter in the peloton and which allowed him to wear rainbows in the year 2011 in one of the great victories of his record, where there is also a Milan-San Remo in 2009, and stages in the Giro, Vuelta and Tour de France (with 30 wins he is four of Eddy Merckx's 34) .

A good part of the decline in his performance is the fact that he has contracted Epstein-Barr syndrome, which in turn took him on in a period of depression that he has already overcome. "I was diagnosed with depression in August 2018. I have not taken any type of medication. It was not the time or the place, but I got help. I was on the dark side and now I am on the other side," he said in an interview to The Daily Telegraph the cyclist from the Isle of Man, who is now looking for a new opportunity in a team to recover his best version in his attempt to return to being the king of the volatas.

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