Mark Cavendish takes indefinite pause to recover from Epstein-Barr virus
Aug 29 2018 07:44 pm CET

Mark Cavendish takes indefinite pause to recover from Epstein-Barr virus
Mark Cavendish takes indefinite pause to recover from Epstein-Barr virus
Team Dimension Data

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) is set to miss the next races he had in his calendar due to the Epstein-Barr virus.

The Briton has been struggling with health issues in a long part of the season and his team doctors have confirmed the presence of the virus in his body. He has been advised to take a complete rest to make a full recovery before resuming training.

"This season I’ve not felt physically myself and despite showing good numbers on the bike I have felt that there’s been something not right," said Cavendish. "Given this and on the back of these medical results, I'm glad to now finally have some clarity as to why I haven't been able to perform at my optimum level during this time.

"Having received expert medical advice as a result of the findings I’ve been advised to take a period of total rest in order to fully recover."

The rider has had to cancel his participation in races at the past months and now he will do what it takes to make a full recovery. "I’m now looking forward to taking the time necessary in order to get back to 100% fitness before then returning to racing again at peak physical condition," he commented.

"I’d like to thank everyone for the incredible support I’ve received and I look forward to seeing you all out on the road again soon."
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