We all have our favorite kit, favorite tires and favorite pre-race meals. They make us feel fast, slightly less jittery on the start line and give us that mental edge.
Apparently, Mark Cavendish has his favorite bike, and he doesn’t seem to want to let it go despite rumors he was moving to Pinarello-sponsored Team Sky. Pinarello isn’t willing to let it slide, so it now appears as though Cav is looking at Omega Pharma-Quickstep, which has indicated a willingness to switch from Eddy Merckx to Specialized at the request of current team member and TT World Champion Tony Martin.
If he did move, he’d be the third world champion on the team (alongside Martin and Stybar) and join a cadre of former and current Highroad teammates. All in all, he should feel right at home there. We’ll see what happens.