Cavendish Blasts Rival Bike Teams for Poor Olympic Result

After the disappointing result in the mens road cycling this weekend, Cavendish blasted the negative attitude of the rival teams. 

The 27-year-old Brit was favourite to snatch a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics but finished the race some 40 seconds behind winner, Alexandre Vinokourov. 

After the disappointing result in the mens road cycling this weekend, Cavendish blasted the negative attitude of the rival teams. 

The 27-year-old Brit was favourite to snatch a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics but finished the race some 40 seconds behind winner, Alexandre Vinokourov. 

“Other teams were content that if they didn’t win, we wouldn’t win,” Cavendish said in his post-ride interview. 

“The crowd was tremendous, but the Aussies just raced negatively.”

Cavendish, who finished the race in 29th position, refused to blame his fellow team mates for the result, explaining they did all they could to help him win the race:

“The guys are all sat there in the tent absolutely spent,” he said.

“We did everything we could. The team was incredible. They left everything on the road; I am so proud of them.”

Vionkourov rode to victory in impressive style, breaking away from the leading group with 30 miles of the race left. 

Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran managed to break with him but could not hold out on the final straight where Vionkourov sprinted to victory. 

“Vinokourov attacked and I didn’t have the strength to sprint. We put everything into it,” said Uran.