Motorbikes influencing races a 'big problem' for cycling, says Mark Cavendish

Cavendish weighs in to moto debate ahead of Tour of California

Mark Cavendish at the opening press conference of the 2018 Dubai Tour (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) claims that race motorbikes have become a “big problem” in cycling and are increasingly affecting stage outcomes and results.

Speaking at a Tour of California press conference in Long Beach, California, Cavendish quietly weighed in on what has become a topical issue within the sport.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.