Steve Cummings 'shocked' by Mark Cavendish criticism of Vuelta a España

The MTN-Qhubeka rider says he'd rather be riding the Vuelta over the Tour of Britain after Cavendish claimed the Vuelta had become "stupid"

Steve Cummings on stage nine of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Steve Cummings disagrees with Mark Cavendish, who said that the Vuelta a España "has become stupid." For him, he says, the Spanish race is better than the Tour of Britain.

Cavendish explained in a television interview while at the Tour of Britain that the Vuelta is "stupid" with its "11 mountain-top finishes this year. No-one wants to go to the Vuelta any more unless they crashed out of the Tour de France."

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