Cavendish facing fight with team to compete in Rio 2016

Etixx boss says that there will be conditions in place if Cavendish is to ride the 2016 Olympics on the track as well as stay with the Belgian team

Mark Cavendish rides the Madison with Bradley Wiggins at the Derby Revolution (Andy Jones)

Mark Cavendish will have to accept certain conditions if he is to stay with Etixx-Quick-Step and  race the 2016 Olympics on the track, says general manager Patrick Lefevere.

Cavendish's contract expires at the end of 2015 and is working on finding a new deal, but at the same time riding events to prepare for the Omnium at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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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.