Dimension Data management still at odds over how Mark Cavendish Tour de France decision was made

Rolf Aldag says team general manager Doug Ryder overruled him in decision over Cavendish

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Team Dimension Data's management disagreed on Mark Cavendish participating in the 2019 Tour de France, which eventually began on Saturday in Brussels without the star British sprinter.

Cavendish's name was on the roster selected by the performance manager, Rolf Aldag, but the general manager, Doug Ryder "overruled" him in naming the final eight.

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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.