Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins are 'absolutely fine' with each other

Mark Cavendish moves to distance himself from the alleged rift between himself and Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish win the Madison, Track World Championships 2016

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

First British Cycling's acting head denied it, then Sir Bradley Wiggins himself, and now Mark Cavendish has rebuffed claims that he and Wiggins had fallen out during the Rio Olympics.

In an interview before the team pursuit qualification got underway, Cavendish said that Wiggins was "super-stressed" and wanted "to be the hero", meaning he wasn't utilised in any of the team pursuit rides, this despite leaving the Tour de France early in preparation.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.