Mark Cavendish rues missed opportunity after Dubai Tour stage three win

The Manxman expressed regret at stopping his sprint early on stage two, which could have cost him the chance to take the overall lead in the race

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

His first UCI road victory in almost a year was a bitter sweet affair for Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) as he rued missing out on taking the leader's jersey at the Dubai Tour because he sat-up in the sprint a day before.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.