Mark Cavendish discusses 'far from ideal' World Championships build up

Great Britain team leader Mark Cavendish hopes to have enough in the tank to win the World Championships road race after illness hampered his build up

Mark Cavendish at the 2016 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish admits that it has been a "far from ideal" lead-up to the World Championships in Doha, but says that he and team Great Britain are the strongest they have ever been.

The 2011 world champion will lead the British team on the hot desert roads around Doha tomorrow. He is considered one of the favourites with German André Greipel, Belgian Tom Boonen and 2015 champion, Slovakian Peter Sagan.

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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.