Cavendish bemused by Britain's Olympic obsession

Mark Cavendish De Panne 2009

Mark Cavendish has questioned Britain's obsession with Olympic success, saying that "the Olympics is not even in the top 10 of what you can achieve".

The sprinter from the Isle of Man was interviewed for the BBC's Inside Sport programme on Monday, and said that he was completely over the disappointment of coming away from last year's Beijing Olympic Games without a medal - the only British track rider to do so.

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