Mark Cavendish unlikely to race in Vuelta a Espana after Tour de France crash

Mark Cavendish recovering from surgery to repair shoulder injury sustained on opening stage of Tour de France

Mark Cavendish will be riding with team mate Kwiatkowski at the Tour de San Luis Credit Graham Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish is unlikely to race in the Vuelta a España, according to his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, as he is still recovering from a crash on day one of the Tour de France.

"If he is on the home trainer tomorrow then maybe he'd have a small chance," sports director, Brian Holm told Cycling Weekly, "but it's going to be tricky if he's off for two weeks."

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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.