Cavendish eyes Worlds return

  • Last Updated: July 22 2014, 17:37 BST

Isle of Man cyclist Mark Cavendish hopes to be back racing in four weeks' time and is targeting September's World Championships to make his comeback.

Mark Cavendish: Hopes to be back in four weeks
Mark Cavendish: Hopes to be back in four weeks

The 29-year-old sustained a shoulder injury after crashing on the opening stage of the Tour de France a fortnight ago, forcing him to pull out of the event and also miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

But he is hopeful of a return within the next month with a view to competing at the worlds soon after.

"Initially I thought I could get back for the Commonwealth Games but the more I thought about it and the more I've not been on Tour the more I appreciate my career," he told ITV4.

"On Sunday I got on the bike for the first time since (the crash). It wasn't pain free but I could ride on it.

"I can ride my bike but I don't want to risk racing. It will be four weeks before I'm racing."

Cycling's third grand tour event, the Vuelta a Espana, begins on August 28.

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