We’ll finally see Mark Cavendish back on the track after suffering several injuries on multiple occasions in a relatively short time. The 32-year-old is finally ready to start racing again. He announced that he would participate in this year’s Tour de Yorkshire in May.
Britain’s road racing cyclist’s unfortunate series of falls started last year in July when he had to withdraw from the Tour De France. Cavendish fell and dislocated his shoulder. The second time around, Mark crashed during this year’s Abu Dhabi tour and left the race with a concussion and a whiplash. The following month, the Manxman sprinter fell during the race for the third time at the Tirreno-Adriatico.
At that point, it was unknown if the UK betting sites’ long-time favourite would return in time for the Milan-San Remo 2018 in mid-March. The cyclist did recover before the race, but this was yet another race for Mark that ended with a fall. This time, the sprinter suffered a rib fracture.
Despite his efforts, Mark Cavendish didn’t have much luck this season. However, the cyclist hopes that will change soon. He surely is fearless, as he managed to get back on track every time he fell. Cavendish didn’t stop before any obstacle, and this year, he had quite a few of them.
After he broke his ribs at the Milan-San Remo race, Cavendish was hoping to get back for the Amgen Tour of California that takes place between 13th and 19th of May. “I’d like at least to make California. That’s another six weeks away, so I should be all right,” he said at the time.
As it turns out, Cavendish will be back on the road sooner than he thought. He’s excited about competing in the Tour de Yorkshire starting on May 3rd. Good luck, Cavendish!