Mark Cavendish He announced that he will quit cycling at the end of 2023.

The British driver will unveil one of the most successful careers in sports history by completing his professional time at the end of the season.

Speaking at the Giro d’Italia, Cavendish said: “I have absolutely loved racing every kilometer of this race so far, so I think this is the perfect time to say that this is my last Giro and that 2023 will be my last season as a professional cyclist. “

Sprinter wins 34 stage joint record also Tour de France and became the away world champion in 2011.

On the track, Cavendish took a silver medal in omnium at the 2016 Rio Olympics and won three World Championships gold in madison.

His 161 victories as a pro, including 16 stages in the Giro d’Italia, are considered the third-highest male rider in history and the greatest sprinter road cycling has ever seen.

The 38-year-old transferred to Astana Qazaqstan at the beginning of this season. and will hope to go to the Tour de France in July, where he can definitely outrank Eddy Merckx as the most successful stage runner in the race.

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