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Teams & Riders Mark Cavendish Discussion Thread

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Got a list? That's a lot!
Poland
Belgium
France
Spain
Netherlands
Denmark
UK
Switzerland
Ireland
USA
Qatar
Germany
Italy
Oman
Argentina
UAE
Portugal
Turkey
Croatia
Colombia
Hungary

Oh wait that's 21, I missed Croatia I think last night. I might be wrong as I'm just looking through his wins on PCS, but he's deffo won in all of those countries
 
So what is going on with Cav? I see he is at the TDS. Is he going to be ready for the TDF and what is the probability he gets a win there?
I assume that's why he's at Suisse. To get ready for the mountains. He always used to do it even if there were no sprint opportunities. If the opportunity is there at the tdf and he gets a bit of luck...he takes it.
 
So what is going on with Cav? I see he is at the TDS. Is he going to be ready for the TDF and what is the probability he gets a win there?
All I know is he got spat out the back of the peloton in a climb in the last 20k of stage 2 which concerns me as he should be able to handle that and it was a stage he could win in theory.

I assume he got back, but nevertheless his fitness does not appear there. Given how close he came last time and the crash that ended it, it would be very disappointing if he can't show up at the tour in great shape.
 
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So what is going on with Cav? I see he is at the TDS. Is he going to be ready for the TDF and what is the probability he gets a win there?
According to Astana he and the team are here off altitude to get into and round out their climbing shape for the Tour, especially in preparedness to get through the first week. If he was in the front and able to sprint that was a plus but not the goal.


 
All I know is he got spat out the back of the peloton in a climb in the last 20k of stage 2 which concerns me as he should be able to handle that and it was a stage he could win in theory.

I assume he got back, but nevertheless his fitness does not appear there. Given how close he came last time and the crash that ended it, it would be very disappointing if he can't show up at the tour in great shape.

Tbh I dont think he had a chance at that stage unless the peleton arsed around on the Regensberg and no-one put in any attacks... only a couple of "sprinters" made it really in Coquard and Matthews... and they are two of the best guys in the peleton at getting over bumps.

He did look a bit weaker than expected though over those bumps. I think that ~1.5km climb at over 6.5% hurt him, he got back on after, but then Regensburg did basically all the fast guys in... 3km of climbing 10km from the end of a stage usually will tbh unless taken at a very pedestrian pace.
 
So, when exactly did the knighting process happen? Or has it not actually happened yet?
I don't suppose King Charles just... flew to Switzerland in order to whack Cavendish on the shoulder with a sword...

He did and rumour has it he mishit and damaged the throat which makes Cavendish' participation in the Tour doubtful. He also stabbed him in the stomach in his frenzy.
 
So, when exactly did the knighting process happen? Or has it not actually happened yet?
I don't suppose King Charles just... flew to Switzerland in order to whack Cavendish on the shoulder with a sword...

oh no, literally Lizzie D only picked up her MBE this last week which was awarded in the 2023 New Years honours list, which tbf is later than usual, normally they pick them up within the year after its announced.

so this was just the announcement of the award for the Kings birthday, at some point over the next year Cav will go to either Buckingham palace or Windsor castle and then be awarded the gong officially.

but he can call himself Sir Mark now I think.
 
oh no, literally Lizzie D only picked up her MBE this last week which was awarded in the 2023 New Years honours list, which tbf is later than usual, normally they pick them up within the year after its announced.

so this was just the announcement of the award for the Kings birthday, at some point over the next year Cav will go to either Buckingham palace or Windsor castle and then be awarded the gong officially.

but he can call himself Sir Mark now I think.

Reading the last two posts, I don't know what to think.
 
oh no, literally Lizzie D only picked up her MBE this last week which was awarded in the 2023 New Years honours list, which tbf is later than usual, normally they pick them up within the year after its announced.

so this was just the announcement of the award for the Kings birthday, at some point over the next year Cav will go to either Buckingham palace or Windsor castle and then be awarded the gong officially.

but he can call himself Sir Mark now I think.
Can’t wait for Bob Roll or Phil Liggett to repeat this fact at nauseam during the Tour.
 
Just to be clear; 2022-2023 New Years? Because then I think there's a pretty good reason she got a little delayed in picking it up.
January 2023 honours list so normally it would have been handed over before January 2024, she was back racing in April of 2023,she did Ride London, Giro, Tour de Suisse, TdFF so it wasn't to do with the birth of her son, maybe they just paused it all till the coronation for the King was done.
 
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