'Cav is in a bad situation for Milan-San Remo, but could have an advantage for the Tour'

Cavendish's crashes in Abu Dhabi and Tirreno-Adriatico cast doubt over his Milan-San Remo participation

Mark Cavendish at the 2018 Dubai Tour.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) "is in a bad situation" with his Tirreno-Adriatico crash and Milan-San Remo next Saturday, but it could work in his advantage as he aims for more Tour de France stage wins.

Those close to Cavendish say that his crash, broken rib and time cut from the Tirreno-Adriatico's first stage on Wednesday will hurt his immediate chances but there is a bright side.

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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.