Mark Cavendish seeking aerobic gains at altitude before focusing on high intensity work ahead of new season

Astana head coach Vasilis Anastopoulos: ‘Cavendish is currently doing lots of hours in the saddle and only short sessions of more intensive work’

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish is currently at an Astana Qazaqstan altitude training camp in Colombia to improve his ‘aerobic capacity’, says Astana head coach Vasilis Anastopoulos. 

Cavendish along with two of his key Astana leadout men, Cees Bol and Michael Mørkøv, is currently on a fortnight long camp in the Andes, 2,150 metres above sea level, in the city of Rionegro. 

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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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