Mark Cavendish swears by San Luis, rules out Down Under return

Mark Cavendish, Omega Pharma-QuickStep training camp 2014

Sun not surf. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) swears by the Tour de San Luis and rules out a Tour Down Under return. He said that the province in central Argentina has everything he needs. Forget the South Australian seaside race.

"[The Tour Down Under] is too hard, it's a WorldTour race," Cavendish told Cycling Weekly and other journalists in San Luis. "[It's] stressful. Physically it's not any more demanding than it is here but with WorldTour points available it's stressful racing. If I was able to go well enough to win in the Tour Down Under then I don't think I could do well again in July. I'm expected to win races. It's not going to be beneficial for the Tour de France."

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