Mark Cavendish, Tour de France 2012, stage two

Road race world champion Mark Cavendish has said he would like to be part of the British team pursuit squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Speaking to Sky Sports News this morning he said: "I watched the guys last night and saw the team spirit and how they've grown as a unit and I said, 'I want to be a part of that again,'"

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.