Cavendish writes off winning San Remo: 'I can't do it'

Mark Cavendish, Tirreno-Adriatico 2010, stage one

Mark Cavendish wrote off this morning a repeat win at his favourite one-day race, Milan-San Remo. Despite a week's racing at Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy, he is still paying for a lack of training in January.

"I can't suffer like I used too," HTC-Columbia's sprinter told Cycling Weekly. "It's just on that redline of just suffering for six K up the Cipressa. That's that, I can't do it, I haven't got the form."

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