Cavendish keen to ride Worlds despite illness

Mark Cavendish, Tour de France 2009, stage 19

Mark Cavendish is still in the frame to ride the UCI World Championships for Great Britain despite having to withdraw from the Tour of Missouri on Thursday with a respiratory infection.

British team coach Rod Ellingworth spoke to Cavendish, and confirmed that the 24 year old sprint specialist is still very much in the mix for the GB Worlds team. The men's road race takes place in Mendrisio, Switzerland, on September 27.

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