Cav wins National Road Race
Cav wins National Road Race.
Cav wins National Road Race Championships in Glasgow and will start Tour de France in British National Champs Jersey.
Image courtesy of British Cycling
He’s been world champion and won many jerseys over his short career and, whilst some may say its not as big a deal, Mark Cavendish, arguably the greatest road sprinter ever, now he has the jersey he was missing – that of National Road Race Champion.
We certainly think its a big deal and we are very excited to think that a rider with a real chance of stage success in this year’s Tour will be starting in the British Champion’s jersey.
Plus the way Cav won it, from a very select, very hard working breakaway group, on a lumpy circuit, chasing two escapees for much of the race, shows he has some exceptional form and is on target to challenge the favourite, Peter Sagan – who also won his National championship in Slovakia – for the coveted Tour de France Green Jersey. If you like to have a bet, then this display by Cav makes where exactly to put your money a whole lot tougher…
Obviously we are biased and we’d love to see the Manx Missile win Green. There’s going to be a lot of people shouting “Come on, Cav!” thus July.
For a full race report and some truly great photos see the British Cycling website.