Leading British rider Mark Cavendish has declared that he is contemplating his return right to velodrome at Rio Olympics 2016 with ominum since the Brazil road race might be incompatible for him.
The 29-year-old rider is lately prepping up for Ghent inaugural night. The 6 day mega championship is scheduled to be hosted at Belgium’s Kuipke veldrome. However, he has also insisted that his very return to track bears no connection with the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
However, as per the reports, the Manx cyclist is considering return to velodrome to take part in 6-discipline ominum.
Cav is widely revered as one among the best of sprinters when it comes to road racing. He has claimed twenty five individual stage triumphs in Tour France, a triumph in Milan-Sanremo classic & gold medal in world road.
However, the Manx man is still to win the prestigious gold at Olympics & this very fact might push him towards the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, eliminating all his doubts.
The 29-year-old cyclist was a top favorite for gold 2 years back in 2012 London Olympics but unfortunately he ended up with a disastrous 29th rank in the last lap. As road race at Rio isn’t expected to be compatible for the sprinters, it’s broadly expected that Cav would prefer to compete in ominum- albeit he has not said anything clearly on this point further.
“I don’t have any idea yet”, stated Cav. “My short-term objective is to get back and claim my dominance in Tour France 2015. In fact, this is what which has taken up my entire focus now.”
The rider has repeatedly confirmed that his appearance at the Belgium event has no connection with his probable appearance at the Rio event in 2015. However he also hinted of chances that he might take part in the upcoming Olympic Games.