Cavendish improving, but San Remo win unlikely, says Piva

Mark Cavendish, Tirreno-Adriatico 2010, stage one

Mark Cavendish is improving in the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race, but it is likely too late for him to reach form to win Milan-San Remo (March 20), according HTC-Columbia's Sports Director Valerio Piva.

"It is not possible to change in two or three days," Piva told Cycling Weekly. "Only God makes miracles, not Cavendish."

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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.