Mark Cavendish: No one at Quick-Step asked me about riding Milan-San Remo

Fabio Jakobsen to ride the first Monument of the season after Julian Alaphilippe drops out

Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish out-sprints Heinrich Haussler to Milan-San Remo victory in 2009
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Despite being a former winner of Milan-San Remo, Mark Cavendish has said that no one from Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl spoke to him about riding the race this weekend, with team-mate Fabio Jakobsen chosen to ride.

Speaking after he won the 159th race of his career, Milano-Torino, on Wednesday, the Manxman said "I'd like to do it, but nobody talked to me so..."

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.