Mark Cavendish to skip European Championships road race on doctor's orders

The sprinter has withdrawn from the race in Glasgow following an 'intensive period to aid his recovery'

Mark Cavendish.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish will not race the European Championships men's road race on Sunday August 12, following advice from his medical team.

The sprinter - who was eliminated from the Tour de France after missing the time cut on stage 11 - was down to race the event in Glasgow, Scotland but British Cycling has confirmed his withdrawal.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.