Mark Cavendish has recovered from the sickness that compelled him out of the Tour de Romandie and has been named for the Astana Qazaqstan group alongside the USA’s Joe Dombrowski and Gianni Moscon.
Cavendish is not going to have an skilled leadout man for the Giro d’Italia sprints, with Cees Bol not a part of Astana Qazaqstan’s plan for the Corsa Rosa. Astana Qazaqstan advised Cyclingnews that the Dane will put together for the Tour de France, the place Cavendish is seeking to beat the 34 stage race win document he at the moment shares with Eddy Merckx.
Dombrowski just lately rode the Tour of the Alps and was anticipated to go on to trip the Tour de Romandie after which the Tour de France. Nonetheless, he was additionally a reserve for the Giro d’Italia in case of sickness within the group.
He didn’t journey to Switzerland final week and was named in Astana Qazaqstan’s eight-rider line-up for the Giro d’Italia. He received a stage within the 2021 Giro d’Italia and is more likely to have the liberty to focus on mountain levels.
Moscon struggled to get well from COVID-19 in 2022 after which fractured his collarbone on the Tour Down Below in January. He returned to racing in late March and made a late choice to trip Paris-Roubaix as he returned to type.
Additionally within the squad are former Below 23 world champion Samuele Battistella, Simone Velasco, Luis Leon Sanchez, Vadim Pronskiy, Christian Scaroni and Moscon. They may come collectively to assist place Cavendish within the sprints.
Cavendish has nonetheless to win a race in 2023 however completed third at Scheldeprijs earlier than spending time in Mallorca to coach for the Giro d’Italia. He has ridden the Corsa Rosa six instances, successful 16 levels.
His greatest rivals within the Giro d’Italia sprints embrace Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), Magnus Cort (EF Training-EasyPost), Michael Matthews (Jayco-AlUla), Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Simone Conossin (Cofidis), Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ), Mads Würtz Schmidt (Israel-Premier Tech) and Fernando Gaviria (Movistar).
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