Mark Cavendish sees Rio Olympic dream fade away

Etixx - Quick-Step sprinter Mark Cavendish claims the UCI's segregation of track and road cycling means his chances of qualifying for the Rio track team are probably over

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse in the 2014 Six-days of Ghent

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish claims track cycling ‘is going to die’ unless the UCI changes its Olympic qualification procedure.

The Manxman’s last Olympic track appearance was at Beijing 2008, but he left as the only British rider not to medal in the Games.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.