Mark Cavendish’s hopes of even further wins at the Giro d’Italia have suffered a large blow following his Speedy-Stage Alpha Vinyl leadout rider, Michael Morkov, withdrew from the race with a fever ahead of Phase 7.
“At the assistance of the team’s health-related personnel, Michael Morkov won’t start out today’s Giro phase immediately after establishing fever right away,” Speedy-Action said in a statement.
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A Working day In the past
The 36-calendar year-old however has ambitions of remaining selected for the Tour in July, even though his Giro visual appeal suggests group-mate Fabio Jakobsen is in pole posture for Quick-Step’s sole dash location.
“Fabio and myself have supported every single other so considerably the past [few] years. It’s the previous issue I want and the very last thing he desires,” claimed Cavendish.
“The one particular factor that scares me about all this is for any sort of rivalry to be produced concerning us due to the fact we have been there for each other.
“Obviously, I only know that from experience from understanding what transpires – when the press want to build a rivalry. It really is not definitely that wonderful.”
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