Cavendish acknowledges he missed dope test

Mark Cavendish in press conference, Tour of Britain 2011, press conference/warm-up

Mark Cavendish missed an out-of-competition doping control in April, according to a statement released yesterday by team Sky. Three missed controls in an 18-month period would bring competition ban, but the World Champion said this one was an "administrative error."

"I missed an out of competition test last April," Cavendish said in a press statement. "It was my mistake."

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