Italian coach Bettini says 2011 Worlds hard for Cavendish

Mark Cavendish, World Championships 2010, men's road race

Mark Cavendish's chances of winning next year's World Championships in Copenhagen depend on his team, believes Italy's head coach.

"Cavendish?" said Paolo Bettini. "It will be hard for him because he will not have a team."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.