Those who follow the rides of Mark Cavendish will have seen his recent tour stages and how he had to abandon the Tour of Slovenia as he fell ill.
This happened when the rider from Dimension Data fell ill during the stage 2 of the tour. The event spanned four days, which was to be a Manxman’s race in final stages before he went on to join the Tour de France. He is also scheduled to take part in the British National Championships that will be a road race to be held on Stockton-on-Tees. He tweeted to his fans that he had to pull of the Tour of Slovenia due to illness reasons. He was feeling disappointed that this happened and that he wished the rest of the team success in the rest of the tour.
The opening leg that was held on Thursday saw him finishing in about six minutes. However, as the race moved to mountainous regions in stage 2 he withdrew from the race which he was supposed to cover with Nathan Haas, his teammate at Dimension Data. Cavendish stated that he and Haas were both feeling unwell for which reason they decided to quit the tour. This season has seen Cavendish mix track as well as road racing. He is hoping that this exposure will help him in his preparation for Tour de France as well as for the Rio Olympic Games that would be held in August. Cavendish has won the Tour of California in the final stage in the month of May. Hence, he has been active as he also took part as well as won the Panevezys event that was held in Lithuania in the beginning of June. Cavendish now awaits the selection for the 2016 Rio Olympics with several accolades under his belt.