Ankle injury leaves Mark Cavendish out of Paris-Roubaix
Apr 05 2017 01:58 pm CET

Ankle injury leaves Mark Cavendish out of Paris-Roubaix

Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with an overuse injury that leaves him out of the upcoming races. For this reason, the Briton will not start at the Scheldeprijs and Paris-Roubaix.

Even though he took part in Milan-Sanremo, Cavendish was already suffering from the injury then. Since the penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, the rider has been feeling pain in his right ankle.

"Mark sustained an overuse injury of his right ankle while competing at the Tirreno-Adriatico race," said Jarrad Van Zuydam, team doctor. "The injury was thought to be resolving but has unfortunately flared up again during training.

"Further investigation and treatment is necessary over the coming days to resolve the injury before Mark returns to racing. We are hopeful of a speedy recovery, though it would be premature to set a date for his return to racing at this stage."

Cavendish has the Tour de France as his main goal of the year and that's why he and his team have decided to modify his race program to give his ankle time to heal completely.
Photo of Mark Cavendish by Jens Herrndorff for Team Dimension Data.


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