Cav to take 'indefinite break'

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Bollo, 29 Aug 2018.

  1. Bollo

    Bollo Failed Tech Bro

  2. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Career over. It takes at least a year to be fully right after glandular fever (I had it during my cricketing career). With a sport as tough as cycling, to come back from many months off after a debilitating illness like glandular fever at the age of 34/ 35 would be an incredible effort, and these are Cav's declining years anyway.
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  3. Crackle

    Crackle ...

    Hmmm, I tend to agree with Mike, this could be career over. My only doubt is the stubbornness of the man, he could come back to prove a point. I also wonder what will have become of Dimension Data after a year and if they don't exist will he get another contract in a world tour team.
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  4. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    East Sussex
    If he was a GC contender I would think he'd have a shot at a comeback, even at that age, but sprinting is such a young man's game...
  5. T4tomo

    T4tomo Über Member

    He'd make a cracking lead out man though, few better at zipping through the bunch on the right wheels to deliver someone in the right place with 250 yds to go.
  6. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    I think we can safely say he ain't no lead out man ! Get well soon he'll be back next season.
  7. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Couple of weeks off and he'll be reet for the 'cross season.
  8. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    After a couple of months of glandular fever, I was unable to walk further than the loo at the end of the corridor, and needed a rest before heading back to bed. Twelve months later I still needed 12 to 14 hours sleep every day, and every single minor illness (cold, sore throat etc), would absolutely floor me for weeks). People don't always get it to that severity, but it's a debilitating long term illness, and a couple of weeks rest isn't going to make much difference.

    It's colloquially called the kissing disease. What can I say? I was single. She was gorgeous........
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  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Should have kept your box on.
  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I agree. But how immortalised in cycle folklore would Cav be if he bettered THE legend? That should be motivation enough, but, sadly, age and injuries are taking their toll.
  12. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Maybe now we will see him on strictly.

    In truth I wish him all the best and hope we see him in the tour again.
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  13. avsd

    avsd Veteran

    He is a legend with nothing left to prove but I hope is stubbornness kicks in an he ends in a winning manner,

    Like everyone else I wish him every happiness and good health and hope we see him in the tour again.
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  14. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

  15. Shadow

    Shadow Veteran

    ^hilarious DT!
    Can I have some of whatever stuff you're taking?
    And does it improve riding or just the imagination?!
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