Mark Cavendish returns to the Giro d’Italia nine years after his last adventure on the roads of the corsa rosa. In the absence of official confirmation by the team, Dutch midfielder WielerFlits points out that Cavendish will participate this Wednesday in the press conference in which the team for the Giro will be announced.
In this way Cavendish returns to a race in which he has not competed since 2013, in his first season at the Quick-Step after his departure from Sky, in an edition in which the ‘Man Missile’ he conquered a total of five stages and the points classification.
Despite his absence, Cavendish has maintained a successful idyll with the Girosince between 2008 and 2013 he has achieved 15 stage victories, winning at least one in each edition in which he has competed (in 2010 Cavendish did not ride the Giro).
In this way Patrick Lefevere relies on Cavendish’s trump card for the Giro volatas in a race that will also serve as a thermometer to see how ‘Cav’ is facing the Tour de France, where he aspires to surpass the record of 34 stage victories with which he is currently tied with Eddy Merckx, and if the Quick-Step includes him in a team where he will have to share stripes with Fabio Jakobsen in the mass arrivals if both riders finally come .