Cavendish hits out at his pro team ahead of Commonwealth Games road race

Mark Cavendish, race leader, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage two

Mark Cavendish has claimed that he feels abused by his HTC-Columbia team and that his success hasn't been met with any bonuses or extra payments.

Speaking at a press conference in Delhi ahead of the Commonwealth Games road race the sprinter has added fuel to the speculation that he is destined to leave for Team Sky. "I'm kind of abused for what I've achieved but I've been contracted to do it, so I have to do it," he said.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.