Cavendish withdraws from Missouri with illness

Mark Cavendish, Tour of Missouri 2009, stage 2

British sprinter Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) has quit the Tour of Missouri with a respiratory infection. Cavendish won the first two stages of the American race and held the overall lead for two days.

"Mark withdraws with deep regret from the Tour of Missouri," Columbia boss Bob Stapleton said in a statement. "As he has stated it's one of his favorite events and also for team Columbia HTC."

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.