Cavendish considers Tour of California

Having pulled out of the Scheldeprijs after contracting influenza, Englishman Mark Cavendish is already plotting his return to the big stage as he turns his eye on securing a Tour de France title.

The 28 year old rider has already seen his chances of taking part in races like the Tour of Flanders, the Ghent-Wevelgem as well as the Driedaagse De Panne slip away owing to illness and he is now fully focused on getting his full fitness back as he targets the business end of the season to get his form and good luck back.