Amid ongoing speculation about Mark Cavendish ‘s future, Peter Kennaugh has said that the sprinter has "definitely signed a contract" for the 2023 season.
Cavendish, who is moving on from QuickStep this winter, had been heavily linked with B&B Hotels-KTM for next season, though the team has collapsed due to a lack of sponsorship, leaving the Manxman and a host of other riders and staff members without a deal for 2023.
In the meantime, teams around the peloton have finalised their teams and reached their roster limits, with Israel-Premier Tech and Arkéa-Samsic among the latest to do so.
But, speaking on the Never Strays Far podcast, Kennaugh, a friend of Cavendish, said that the 37-year-old is in good spirits and is ready for next season.
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"From what I can gather, he is very well, very happy, good morale," Kennaugh said. "So he’s definitely signed a contract. With whom, I don’t know.
"He was at Gent Six last time I spoke to him for Iljo Keisse’s retirement race. Good spirits, talking about training hard this winter on the Isle of Man."He’s doing well and he’s ready for next year. Every top sprinter in the peloton should be very worried. He’s definitely got one [a team]."Cavendish had looked set to sign with Jérôme Pineau’s B&B squad, with Cees Bol, Ramon Sinkeldam (now at Alpecin-Deceuninck), and Nick Schultz […]
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