Mark Cavendish has always been one of the most straight talking people in sport. And he definitely lived up to his reputation here.
Following on from the Lance Armstrong calamity, there is still a lot of speculation regarding drugs and doping within cycling.
But Mark gets drug tested about 60 times a year. And doesn’t fail. Which, not only makes his cycling ability a lot more amazing, but also may explain his bitterness to being asked about it. Like his reply to a journalist asking at a press conference if he was ‘100% sure that no one in the sport is on drugs’.
His reply was brilliant.
Can you tell me 100 per cent that one of these journalists isn’t f****** your wife?
Where there’s money to be gained, there’ll be the odd d***head who cheats but cycling is miles ahead of other sports when it comes to testing.
I’ve always been a big Cav fan. Even more so now. And I’m also a fan of Michal Kwiatkowski’s reaction sitting next to him.