Mark Cavendish’s rival Fernando Gaviria aims for WorldTour and Tour de France

Tour de San Luis sprint sensation Fernando Gaviria has already attracted interest from WorldTour teams

Fernando Gaviria wins Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de San Luis from Mark Cavendish and Sacha Modolo

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish will see more of Fernando Gaviria in the coming years as the 20-year-old Colombian aims to join a WorldTour team by 2016. Already, five top-tier squads have enquired about signing him.

"This year, I can't make any moves. I'm under contract through 2015 with Colombia-Coldeportes, and I want to fulfil it," he told Ciclismo Internacional.

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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.