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Mark Cavendish also won omnium silver on the track at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Britain’s Mark Cavendish has been left out of Bahrain McLaren’s Tour de France squad.

Having not been selected by previous team Dimension Data in 2019, this makes it two years the he has missed the Tour.

The Sprinter has won 30 Tour stages, four short of Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 victories.

Rod Ellingworth, Bahrain team principal said in May that Cavendish was not a automatic pick for this year’s Tour.

Cavendish preparation had been hampered by a lack of races because of the corona virus pandemic, said Rod Ellingworth.

 

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