Road Cycling Young Guns: Part Two

Muhammad JafferContributor IJune 15, 2008

Part Two:

Sprinter Time. After Schlecky and his stage races I thought I might as well talk of a kid who could be one of tomorrows sprint kings. So here it is:

Mark Cavendish

Where do I start? Mark Cavendish took 2007 by storm racking up victories here, there and everywhere.

He seems to have continued his superb form into 2008 with stages in the Giro, the race with the long name (Scheldprijs I think), when he shot past Boonen and the list goes on as he collected podium and top 10 finishes with ease.

He is a bit special, to be outsprinting the likes of Boonen, Zabel, McEwen and so forth at his age. He can pack a decent prologue as well like a certain Mr Hushovd, winning the Tour of Romandy and Tour of Britain prologues.

He causes a great divide between cycling fans; indeed you either love him or hate him. He annoyed Cipo when TTed past him one legged as joke which horrendously misfired; but they've repaired their friendship and now train together now and again.

The peloton rate him, and his track abilities help him no end on the road. The kids got game coupled with his undoubted class and blazing speed.

He's the next... Robbie McEwen