Reports: Mark Cavendish expected to retire at the end of the 2023 season

Manxman to use tomorrow's rest day to announce retirement

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish will announce his retirement tomorrow during the rest day of the Giro d’Italia, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Manxman is expected to say that the 2023 season will be the last of his 17 years in the professional peloton. 

He is still set to ride the Tour de France in July, where he is aiming to win one more stage to extend his career tally to 35, and therefore become the outright record holder for the highest number of Tour stage wins ahead of Eddy Merckx. But after that, it is unclear whether he will race again.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.