Superstar Brit cyclist Mark Cavendish has reportedly got candid with the actual reasons that compelled him to leave Team Sky. The renowned best finisher stressed on an incident with coffee maker & a tiff with Sky’s directeur sportif.
Cavendish is presently with Omega-Pharma.
“I will admit that I am fussy at times. I am very serious when it comes to coffee, akin to many other riders. Thus I was pleased when I saw the Nespresso coffee machine during my breakfast with the team. But I was disturbed when I saw a used coffee capsule under the flap. After a short speech I was sure that a repeat is not probable the next day. But the same thing started every day & my morning diatribes became a regular feature”, stated Cavendish while elaborating on the coffee machine incident that instigated him to quit from the team altogether.
“All my speeches were taken as a mockery & the team stuck warning poster above the coffee machine, on my part. It was possibly the most on which the whole team started laughing & the tale of this coffee machine became almost a story for me”, Cavendish added in.
Cavendish further claimed that he was left high & dry by Team Sky following his souring relation with Sean Yeats, the Team Sky sportif directeur.
“On the 6th stage of Tour France, a big crash resulted in severe injury for many. My tyre got exploded & when I asked about the tyre puncture repeatedly, but there was no response. After a long while Yeats checked in with the mechanic and after my wheel was fixed he just drove away without even a push for me”, shared Mark. “ I have never felt stranded this way before . I was the most favorite winner at that stage of Tour France & such mechanical reaction left me heartbroken. It was 6th of July when I had the realization that this might be my 1st & last Tour France with Sky.”