'As long as we win it doesn’t matter': Mark Cavendish content with losing Qatar lead to Edvald Boasson Hagen

Cavendish says that he knew his teammate would be favourite to take over the overall lead at the Tour of Qatar after the individual time trial

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Despite losing his gold leader’s jersey, Mark Cavendish is delighted as teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen takes the leader’s jersey in the Tour of Qatar.

Cavendish seemed relaxed at the start of Wednesday's time trial in Qatar. Waiting on the start ramp, he was laughing as the speaker speculated just how much time the then gold jersey wearer would lose on the 11.4km circuit.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.