Mark Cavendish and the Great Britain team are 'trained for the Qatar heat'

Great Britain coach Rod Ellingworth says that the team have been training specifically to cope with the hot conditions at the 2016 World Championships in Qatar

Mark Cavendish

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Team Great Britain say that they have trained their riders, including men's road race leader Mark Cavendish, specifically for the heat that they will face at the 2016 UCI Road World Championships this week in Doha, Qatar.

The mercury is reaching 38°C each day, but many are saying that the Persian Gulf air on the barren Qatari peninsula is different from any other race.

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