Mark Cavendish out with bronchitis
LONDON -- Sprint star Mark Cavendish is skipping this weekend's British national championships so he can clear up a bout of bronchitis before the start of the Tour de France.
Cavendish, the reigning champion, said in a statement issued by his Omega Pharma-Quick-Step team Wednesday that he regretted not being able to defend his jersey Sunday in Wales.
The Tour de France begins July 5 in Leeds, the first of three stages taking place in Britain.
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