#MarkCavendish of Great Britain and Team Dimension Data wears the yellow leader jersey as he rides during stage two of the 2016 Tour de France from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-Octeville on July 3, 2016 in Cherbourg, France.

#MarkCavendish of Great Britain and Team Dimension Data wears the yellow leader jersey as he rides during stage two of the 2016 Tour de France from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-Octeville on July 3, 2016 in Cherbourg, France.

Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish celebrates his green... #saintemereeglise: Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish celebrates his… #saintemereeglise

Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish celebrates his green... #saintemereeglise: Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish celebrates his… #saintemereeglise

2011 Worlds: World champion Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) full of emotion on the podium

2011 Worlds: World champion Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) full of emotion on the podium

Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) forced to settle for the silver medal in Doha

Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) forced to settle for the silver medal in Doha

London 2012 Olympics: GB's medallists may be barefooted on podium after BOA take tough stance over sponsorship  Some of Britain’s leading athletes, including Mark Cavendish and Mo Farah, may collect any London 2012 Olympic medals in bare feet to avoid contractual issues with personal sponsors following a row with the British Olympic Association over marketing rights | Flag day: Great Britain's Mo Farah may recieve his medal barefooted Photo: GETTY IMAGES

London 2012 Olympics: Beach Volleyball is most popular sport for ministers

London 2012 Olympics: GB's medallists may be barefooted on podium after BOA take tough stance over sponsorship Some of Britain’s leading athletes, including Mark Cavendish and Mo Farah, may collect any London 2012 Olympic medals in bare feet to avoid contractual issues with personal sponsors following a row with the British Olympic Association over marketing rights | Flag day: Great Britain's Mo Farah may recieve his medal barefooted Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) second in Doha - 2016 World Championships.

Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) second in Doha - 2016 World Championships.

Velo d'Or taken by Sagan.  (Photo: 2016 World Championships podium (l-r): Mark Cavendish (Great Britain), Peter Sagan (Slovakia) and Tom Boonen (Belgium)

Velo d'Or taken by Sagan. (Photo: 2016 World Championships podium (l-r): Mark Cavendish (Great Britain), Peter Sagan (Slovakia) and Tom Boonen (Belgium)

Tring! Tring! Happy Birthday!    Walter Godefroot was born on this day in 1943. "Walter Godefroot is the only one of my adversaries who I never beat in a direct fight for victory", said Eddy Merckx.    Jurgen Roelandts was born on this day in 1985. The Belgian rider was placed 5th in the 2011 World Championship Road Race behind Mark Cavendish of Great Britain, Matt Goss of Australia, Andre Greipel of Germany, and Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.

Tring! Tring! Happy Birthday! Walter Godefroot was born on this day in 1943. "Walter Godefroot is the only one of my adversaries who I never beat in a direct fight for victory", said Eddy Merckx. Jurgen Roelandts was born on this day in 1985. The Belgian rider was placed 5th in the 2011 World Championship Road Race behind Mark Cavendish of Great Britain, Matt Goss of Australia, Andre Greipel of Germany, and Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.

Mark Cavendish in action on the track with Great Britain (Getty Images Sport)

Mark Cavendish in action on the track with Great Britain (Getty Images Sport)

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain (right) and fellow riders observe a minute’s silence at a war memorial at Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, after stage one of the Tour de France 2016. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain (right) and fellow riders observe a minute’s silence at a war memorial at Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, after stage one of the Tour de France 2016. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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