Mark Cavendish made his decision

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Mark Cavendish will leave the group at the end of the season

This year’s will be the last Giro d’Italia raced by Mark Cavendish. According to reports in ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport,’ in fact, the Isle of Man-born sprinter will take advantage of his scheduled rest day on Monday to announce his farewell to professional cycling at the end of the season.

Among other things, the news comes on the very day of the birthday of ‘Cannonball,’ who was born on May 21, 1985. A professional since 2007, Cavendish has impressed throughout his career, winning more than 160 races including the World Road World Championships in 2011, sixteen individual stages and two team time trials at the Giro d’Italia, thirty-four stages at the Tour de France (a record he equaled that he hopes to break this year), three individual and one team time trial at the Vuelta, as well as Milan-San Remo in 2009. A pistard of exceptional caliber, he boasts three world titles and an Olympic track silver medal in his career.

According to the ‘Rosea,’ Cavendish will call an ad hoc press conference to announce and confirm the retirement date.

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