Mark Cavendish has been forced to withdraw from the Great Britain team for Sunday’s road race at the European Championships.
Since being eliminated after Stage 11 of the Tour de France last month, the former world champion has struggled with injury.
With illness also being an issue for the 33-year-old, Cavendish has revealed he will be taking no
part in Sunday’s event in Glasgow and will instead focus on his recovery.
“It’s incredibly disappointing to have to withdraw. Being selected to compete for my country is a huge honour and I had been looking forward to racing with the team,” said Cavendish, who will be replaced in the team by his fellow Manxman Mark Christian.
He added: “However, given what’s been a challenging few months in terms of aiming to sufficiently recover from some unfortunate injuries in time to compete, I’ve been advised that at
this stage the best thing is for me to withdraw from Sunday’s race.”