The fourth special episode of The Cycling Podcast, recorded exclusively for Friends of the Podcast, features Mark Cavendish as you’ve never heard him before, in conversation with our own Daniel Friebe.

Since Cavendish exploded onto the scene in 2007, he has become one of the sport’s superstars, a winner of 25 Tour de France stages who is rarely far from the headlines. A year ago, when he crashed out of the Tour on the first day in Harrogate, many pundits declared him a spent force. He admits now that he had become weary of cycling – before adding that the last 12 months have revitalised him. He also opens up about topics as diverse as his relationship with sprint rival Marcel Kittel, dealings with journalists, his ‘unacceptable’ treatment of a former boss, camping cars and Nando’s chicken.

Above all, in Tuscany, his adoptive home, Daniel found him in engaging, entertaining, reflective mood. This is Mark Cavendish, unplugged, uncensored and unmissable…

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