Says he is uncertain of the effect track training will have on road form “I could be flying, I could be catastrophic, I could be indifferent,” says Mark Cavendish of the possible impact of training for the track as well as the road in 2016.
Speaking to the BBC (link is external) , the sprinter revealed that he has three major goals for the season – to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, to win an Olympic medal and the World Championships Road Race.
"If I won one I’d be happy,” he said. “But I’ll try to win all three."
Cavendish has previously suggested that track speed is beneficial to his road racing , but admits that he isn’t entirely sure what the impact will be of doing more specific work this year. "I don’t know how that is going to affect my road racing. I could be flying, I could be catastrophic, I could be indifferent. I don’t really know – we will have to see when I get racing."
The extent of his work in the velodrome may depend on how well he performs at the Track World Cup in Hong Kong on January 16 and 17.