Mark Cavendish moved to the track number . The 34-year-old driver will take part in London’s Six Day on October 22-27. He was also confirmed to be taking part in the Six Days of Ghent, 12-17 November.
The British sprint star has indeed entered “twilight” in his road race career . He is no longer an option to race on the 2019 Grand Tour. In addition, his contract with Dimension Data will expire this year.
Cavendish is rumored to be racing for Bahrain-Merida next season. He has the opportunity to reunite with his former coach, Rod Ellingworth. However, until now the news has only been gossip.
When his future in the road race was n’t clear, Cavendish swerved to the track number . Down at Six Day London 2019 next week, Cavendish will duet with Team Ineos racer Owain Doull.
Next, Cavendish will compete at Six Days of Ghent. This time he was racing along with Belgian track legend , as well as his former Quick-Step teammate, Iljo Keisse. Keisse is a winner of seven titles at Six Days of Ghent.
According to the Cycling Weekly report , Cavendish is also considering performing on track numbers at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Cavendish is a silver medalist at the 2016 Olympic track number in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“We’ll see what will happen later. I will focus on what I am doing now, and see the results of what I am doing, “Cavendish told Cycling Weekly .
With his age of 34 years, moving to the track number is probably the best solution. Moreover, racing on track numbers is nothing new for Cavendish. Aside from silver at the 2016 Olympics, he finished second on London’s Six Day 2016, and 2017.
As is known, Six Day is a track number bicycle racing event for six days. This race began in England in 1878 ago. Then spread throughout the world.
The winner is the team (usually consisting of two racers) who finishes the most rounds. Six-day cycling becomes an annual agenda in London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Manchester, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Cavendish added that if he grew up as a racer who could compete in road races and tracks . He knows how to work both. “It’s a physical problem. It’s quite difficult to change from one to another, “explained the former world road race champion in 2011.