Podium or bust for Mark Cavendish at Track Worlds if he wants to win Rio gold

Mark Cavendish must place in the omnium top three at Track World Championships if he wants to ride in Olympics

Mark Cavendish, Revolution round 5 January 2016

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Mark Cavendish must place on the podium in the omnium at the Track World Championships next week if he wants to keep his dream of winning gold in the Rio Olympics alive, according to British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton.

Speaking in Manchester ahead of the Worlds in London next week, Sutton said Cavendish has to finish in the top three in the omnium otherwise his dream of competing in Rio will be over.

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