In a recent interview with UK paper The Telegraph on the eve of his return to the track at the Revolution Series in the UK, Mark Cavendish admitted there was only one thing missing from his palmares.
"I think an Olympic medal is the only thing missing from what I can physically achieve as a cyclist. I can't win the Tour de France, but I've pretty much won everything else that I can within my physical realm, so that's the only thing missing. I’m not trying just to get a place in the team. I want to get a result. The thing is, with the track, I still have to get selected for the Olympics, so it's not like I've been selected and am basing my season around that."