Manx Missile make tough decision
Mark Cavendish has left the Tour de France.
The Manx Missile describes the decision has one of the hardest he has ever had to take in his career.
It means he will miss the opportunity to add to his four stages wins this year at the final stage in Paris on Sunday.
Cav is quoted as saying to continue would be detrimental to his Olympic hopes.
Cavendish will now concentrate on getting ready for the Rio where he will compete on the track in the omnium.