Mark Cavendish pulls out of Scheldeprijs

Omega Pharma-Quick Step confirm Cavendish is out of Wednesday's Scheldeprijs after suffering illness

OPQS confirm Cavendish to miss Scheldeprijs 2014

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Mark Cavendish's classics campaigned officially ended today. Due to the lingering effects of a fever and stomach problems after Milano-Sanremo, he had to skip Ghent-Wevelgem, the Three Days of De Panne and – announced today – the Scheldeprijs.

"Mark won't start on Wednesday in Scheldeprijs, he had a long week with this his gastroenteritis problems," team Omega Pharma-Quick Step's general manager, Patrick Lefevere told Cycling Weekly. "He really suffered in the week. He could only do a few [training] rides."

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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.