Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick-Step) has told BBC Sport that he is unlikely to race the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
He said, “It’s not 100 percent I’m not doing the Olympics, but it’s difficult, It probably won’t happen, if I’m honest. I’ve got a road job.”
Cavendish added, “The road race doesn’t suit me. The time trial, well, I’m not a time triallist. And as for the track, the UCI has segregated track and road cycling completely. As a British athlete I want to do the Olympics, but it’s hard. I can’t do it on the road, can’t do it in the time trial, and on the track there’s just no way to qualify without quitting the road.”
The Briton is entering the final year of his contract with the Belgian team.