9 Jul 2014

Cavendish out of Games

1:15 pm on 9 July 2014

The former world champion Mark Cavendish is set to miss this month's Commonwealth Games after being told he must have surgery on his injured right shoulder.

The Isle of Man rider dislocated the shoulder and damaged ligaments in a fall during the sprint finish on stage one of the Tour de France at the weekend.

He is expected to be out for around six weeks, with the Commonwealth Games due to start in Glasgow on July 23rd.

Cavendish ended the island's 20-year wait for a Commonwealth gold medal when he won the 20-kilometre scratch race at the Melbourne Games in 2006.