Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) must not jump straight back on the bike to be expected. That confirmed his team Thursday in a press release. In the research was the presence of the virus of Epstein-Barr noted. “This is the reason why I myself physically for a while, don’t feel good”, explained to ‘Cav’. “I felt for a long time that something was not right.”
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The research put forward that Cavendish already a few months with the virus to cope and there are various competitions with reed. He now gets complete rest is prescribed, before the training courses to resume.
The Brit had to know, relieved to be the reason for his dip. “I am happy that it is finally clear why my performance was already at a time were not optimal.”
The last match of Cavendish dates from the Prudential Ride London at the end of July. Previously, he finished in the eleventh stage of the Tour outside of time. The sprinter had of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Glasgow beginning of August, a huge goal, but had a few days before the start forced to give up on the advice of the British medical team.
Kittel should be forced to give up with health problems
Also, Marcel Kittel (team Katusha-Alpecin) is Sunday, not at the start of the Tour of Britain (2-9 september). That made the German sprinter known in a press release from his team.
“Unfortunately I can out of precaution, Sunday, to not start in the Tour of Britain”, explained Kittel. “In my current situation it makes no sense to race. I need the results of the further investigations to wait and see. The risk would be too great. I find it very sad not to be able to start. I have good memories of Great Britain and won two stages in the Tour as two stages in the Tour of Britain.”
The 30-year-old German had to last week to specify in the round of his country. Previously, it was his first season in the service of Katusha even though not a great success. He remained so far put two wins in 2018, two stages in Tirreno-Adriatico.