Mark Cavendish faces tough sprint opposition in Tour of California

Mark Cavendish at the Tour of Turkey

(Image credit: Watson)

Fresh from three stage wins at the Tour of Turkey, Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) continues his path toward July's Tour de France at the 10th edition of the Amgen Tour of California, starting on Sunday (May 10-17).

The British sprint specialist will face stiff opposition in bunch gallops in the American stage race, with German Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin), Australian Matt Goss (MTN-Qhubeka), American Tyler Farrar (MTN-Qhubeka) and Tour green jersey champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) all vying for stage glory. Last year, Cavendish took two stage wins in the race.

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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.