Mark Cavendish likely to miss out on Olympics, according to reports

The British sprinter was still in with a slim chance of racing in Tokyo, but it looks like the opportunity has passed

Mark Cavendish (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish is expected to miss out on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as he has not been selected for the final World Cup event this year, a report has suggested.

British sprint star Cavendish still had a slim chance of inclusion in the track squad for the Olympics later this year, but British Cycling coach Iain Dyer said his chances were diminishing.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.