Mark Cavendish set to appear at Arctic Race of Norway after pulling out of European Championships on medical advice

Cavendish announced to race in Norway just four days after being scheduled to race European Championships road race

Mark Cavendish on stage five of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish is set to ride the Arctic Race of Norway stage race starting August 16, just four days after he was meant to ride the European Championships road race.

Cavendish pulled out of the European Championships road race in Glasgow on Sunday on medical advice. The Manxman said on Thursday morning that "given what’s been a challenging few months in terms of aiming to sufficiently recover from some unfortunate injuries in time to compete, I’ve been advised that at this stage the best thing is for me to withdraw from Sunday’s race."

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).