Mark Cavendish: 'I wish I could have done more for Edvald at Paris-Roubaix'

Mark Cavendish says he's pleased with his efforts in the 2016 Paris-Roubaix, but wishes he could have done more for teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen

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Mark Cavendish finished Paris-Roubaix on Sunday for the first time and placed 30th, but he left the famous velodrome in northern France wishing he could have done more to help Dimension Data teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Boasson Hagen slugged it out with the race favourites Tom Boonen (Etixx–Quick-Step), Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Ian Stannard (Sky), but finished fifth when Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE) surprised them all.

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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.