Mark Cavendish misses Arctic Race of Norway after organiser names him as star rider

Cavendish has pulled out of the race to continue recovery

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish will skip the Arctic Race of Norway as he continues to recover from a problem as-yet-unknown.

Last week, organiser ASO named Cavendish as a star rider in the four-day race, which starts on Thursday.

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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.