Mark Cavendish might miss out on chances for upcoming Olympic which is scheduled for 2016. At least this is what Shane Sutton feels like.
“We would’ve opened our door to Mark as he is a gifted rider with the uncanny ability to do just anything technically. He is the greatest of road sprinters ever but unfortunately, to me it’s an end for Cav”, noted Sutton, the technical director for British Cycling.
Last autumn saw Cavendish hopeful to participate in Rio Ominum in 2016 but last month he shocked everybody with his fear of falling foul of UCI qualification system. The system which demands ninety ranking points from the sprinter before 1st September 2015, is a tough deal for Cavendish.
“It quite a shame”, the BC technical director looked worried. “The road will end when he won’t be able to qualify numerically, till then it is open. However, if he is unable to come up with the mandatory points, he cannot qualify. I am one among his greatest admirers, as everyone knows & at this very moment, Cav must look to safeguard the road contract.”
“However, Swift (Ben) is really keen & do not underestimate Dibben’s caliber. He seems to have got everything & the coaches must work hard to get everything from him.”
Jon Dibben would be riding the ominum soon in Paris.
According to the BC technical director, London gold medallist Peter Kennaugh can be available for the 2016 Olympics & he also wants Rowe (Luke) to work towards the esteemed Rio event next year. “His days at academy proved him as a fantastic track rider”, Sutton added in.
On the other hand, Johnny Clay, BC director for cycle sport, is eager to meet Gary Verity. The head of Welcome To Yorkshire- to discuss Britain’s interest as a possible venue for world road-racing championships.