Mark Cavendish back from injury to ride Milan-San Remo: 'a race close to my heart'

After crashing out of Tirreno-Adriatico on the opening stage and sustaining a fractured rib, Mark Cavendish has recovered sufficiently to race in Milan-San Remo on Saturday

Mark Cavendish ahead of the opening stage of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish will start Milan-San Remo on Saturday, having recovered from the injuries he sustained after a heavy crash during the opening team time trial in Tirreno-Adriatico last week.

The British Dimension Data sprinter fell heavily during the opening stage of Tirreno, and suffered numerous abrasions and a fractured rib. Although he managed to finish the stage on his road bike, he was outside the time limit.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.