Cavendish crashed before San Remo win

Mark Cavendish Milan San Remo 2009

Mark Cavendish reveals to Cycling Weekly magazine this week that he crashed heavily on a training ride the day before Milan-San Remo, nearly ending his chances in the race.

In an exclusive interview with the magazine, Cavendish says that he took a tumble and injured his knee just 24 hours before his sensational Milan-San Remo victory.

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