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Cavendish back in the pack after a long illness: “I enjoy it more than ever”

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It’s been quiet around Marc Cavendish, but the British rasspurter is back after a long recovery of the Epstein – Barr virus. For the time being, winning is still not a requirement, but ‘Cav’ is happy to be back in the peloton. That, he says, in an interview with Cyclingnews.

Cavendish is still recovering, but it was last week again at the start of a bicycle race. The Tour of San Juan was his first race since August 29. “Results for the first three months is not important, but it is fun to gradually re-grow. I enjoy it more than ever,” according to the British sprinter.

However, could a Team not just once in the debates to mix this week. On the final day of the Tour of San Juan and he was a leegloper and a fight to Peter Sagans wheel from the sprintstrijd held. He ended up twelfth. “In the last days, I realized why I bike. I love it and once you enjoy it, appreciate you more,” says ‘Cav’.

Cavendish troubles for two years with the Epstein-Barr virus and is now to be extra careful. “The virus will always be there. I just have to make sure that it does not re-opflakkert. For this purpose I was assisted by a team of people and each month I do a bloedcontrole.”

The next race of Cavendish is the UAE Tour, again without a goal. “I race by feel and don’t expect the first three months of the season. I will do what I can and support the team to me also.” Cavendish hopes to be back in form for the Tour de France in July.

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