Mark Cavendish forced to settle for third in 2024 season opener in Colombia

Astana Qazaqstan rider says Tour Colombia stage one result ‘best debut race for a few years’

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish took third place in the opening stage of the Tour Colombia, his first race of the 2024 road season. 

The Manxman is in South America after completing an altitude camp with some of his Astana Qazaqstan teammates, including leadout man Michael Mørkøv, who joined the team during the off-season. 

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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. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.