Mark Cavendish could skip Giro d'Italia to concentrate on Tour de France

Mark Cavendish, Omega Pharma-QuickStep training 2014

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) could skip the Giro d'Italia for the first time in four years to prepare for the Tour de France this July. He said that he wants to arrive in Yorkshire ready for the first stage, and a shot at the yellow jersey.

"I don't know where I'm racing past the Dubai Tour," Cavendish told Cycling Weekly last week.

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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.