Thursday 16 June 2011

Manx Missile to join Team Sky?

Ace sprinter Mark Cavendish, winner of an incredible five flat stages in last year's Tour de France, may be about to sign up to Team Sky according to various reports.

Cavendish is widely believed to be the fastest cyclist in the sport today.
His contract with HTC-Highroad expires at the end of the season, and though nothing is yet confirmed there's every reason to assume Sky would want to take him aboard - with Cav riding alongside Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas they'd have the basic building blocks of what would undoubtedly be a dream team in professional cycling and the strongest British team ever seen in the sport. Wiggins rode with Cavendish in Team Columbia back in 2008 but left after saying he didn't want to be a part of what he called "the Cav show." Since then, having gained fourth place overall in the 2009 Tour and winning this year's Dauphine, he's got a high enough profile to ensure equal footing in what would be the "Cav and Wiggo show."

This would be a great moment for British cycling - let's hope it happens!

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