Mark Cavendish: unfinished business

Mark Cavendish

Every rider, athlete and player has a career arc. They rise, peak and then they fall. In any sport that involves world-class levels of physical performance, your time at the top is limited.

Cycling isn't snooker or darts. No matter what the marketers tell us, it's still not golf; there'll never be a cycling Tom Watson, vying for a Grand Tour win at the age of 59. This is professional road racing and every big hitter is given notice that their time is coming to an end at some point.

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