Mark Cavendish: Altitude training is essential in order to stay at the top of modern cycling

British sprinter will start 2024 season at Tour Colombia in February and will also include two altitude camps in plan

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish will train at altitude in order to achieve his best condition ahead of his final year, he revealed this week.

The 38-year-old has said that he believes altitude training is an essential component of any modern training programme in order to achieve top level cycling performance. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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