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Dave Brailsford, the performance director of British Cycling and the general manager of Team Sky believes that Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins would have two separate goals-they would focus on two separate wins and go all out to achieve them. He believes that making the cyclists focus on all the targets and then sending them out to achieve them is going to failure. He therefore is making the two cyclists focus on two separate win so that the over all victory lies with Great Britain.
World Champion Mark Cavendish is believed to be focusing on the London Olympics. Under Brailsford, Great Britain had won eight gold medals at the last Olympics held in Beijing. Cavendish is in a very good position to win gold this time and since Bradley Wiggins has already won three times at the Olympics, the chance lies with Mark Cavendish this year.
Mark Cavendish has performed impressively in the past one year. He won five stages at Tour de France, which makes his tally 20, and places him on the sixth position on the list of all time achievements. He also became the second Briton to win the World Championship in the road race. With these successes he quickly improved his standing and was even declared the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2011 December.
However his great winning streak came to a sudden end when he could not finish the Milan-San Remo classic. It was a huge surprise for those who knew him but such things keep in happening. It is not always possible to win. There are loads of factors that could have resulted in that loss, illness or fatigue, and it can easily be worked upon. Given that Mark Cavendish has achieved a lot, he has a right to have a bad day at work.