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The winner of 20 Tour stages and five stages in a row last year and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the British sprinter ace Mark Cavendish is now ready to adapt his diet in order to give his best at the Olympic race which is round the corner. He has reduced his weight by 9lbs through vigorous practice but it is being feared that he also shed some of his incredible strength on sprinting due to the huge weight loss.
But he is ready to compromise it for a while now for the sake of the finish line in the Olympics, ahead of all, unlike the other sprinters like him who are never able to make it. For him it is the country name that stands more important right now as he is going to represent the same in the Olympics. The cycling event doesn’t quite have an importance when it comes to Olympics but getting a medal for the nation is a matter of pride and prestige.
When asked about the possible sprint loss, Mark Cavendish gave a confident reply as, “I am so much faster than the others anyway I can afford to lose a few per cent in the sprint in order to be able to get to the line. It is worth it this one year, especially when the team is concentrating on the General Classification. It is worth doing that for the Olympics.” He’ll be aiming to beat the likes of Thomas Voeckler and Fabian Cancellara to the finishing line.
The determination to earn pride for Great Britain has instilled in extra motivation in Mark Cavendish. The rigorous training has already offered him wins in his general classification category at the Ster ZLM Toer in Holland. However, his chances of winning multiple Tour stages may be compromised because of his joining Team Sky where more attention is on Bradley Wiggins where he is preparing to become the first victorious Briton at Tour de France.
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