The Astana team will offer another year of contract to Mark Cavendish

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He astana group I don’t want this to be the last Tour de France from british Mark Cavendish who at the last Giro d’Italia announced his retirement at the end of this season, but to whom the Kazakh team will propose that he run for another year.

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As revealed by the newspaper ‘L’Équip’, Astana’s sports director, Alexander Vinokurovhave that plan in mind, which may allow for Isle of Man cyclist surpass the record for stage wins at the Tour that he now shares with the Belgian Eddy Merckx.

“I want Mark to continue in 2024 and ride his 15th Tour to achieve his 35th victory,” he said. Vinokurov in the newspaper, shortly after Cavendish suffered a fall in Saturday’s eighth stage that forced him to retire with a fractured right clavicle.

The tears of the runner island of man in the ambulance that evacuated him from the stage, they showed their disappointment at saying goodbye to their last Tour in such a way and that they were not able to achieve the famous 35th victory, a day after being second in the Bordeaux sprint.

Vinokurov recalled that he himself suffered a fall in 2011 and broke his femur in what would be his last season on the bike, but he didn’t want to retire like that, so he worked to come back and the following year he won Olympic gold . .in London.

“Mark has the same mentality, the same desire to achieve his ultimate goal. We are ready to offer him this possibility. But he will decide,” said the Kazakh coach.

Source: La Verdad

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