Cavendish playing waiting game over Olympic selection


Mark Cavendish claims he is happy to play the waiting game when it comes to his chances of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this summer.

Cavendish won the madison alongside Bradley Wiggins at the World Track Championships in February but only finished sixth in the omnium the event in which he would be competing in Rio thus failing to achieve the stated pre-Championship goal of a podium place.

With the likes of Ed Clancy and Jon Dibben providing stiff competition for Team GB’s omnium place, the 30-year-old must now wait until June to find out if he has been selected.

In the meantime he will focus on his road racing season with Dimension Data, with next week’s Tour of Croatia his next potential outing.

And Cavendish has indicated that he isn’t wasting his time worrying about something out of his control.

“There’s nothing I can do to get ready at the moment. The selection will be made in June,” said Cavendish.

“I don’t know if I’ll go and there aren’t any events I can use as preparation, so there’s nothing new.

“I’m working for my season on the road and we’ll see what happens. Because it’s nothing I can control, I’m not thinking about it at the moment.”