Mark Cavendish loses Giro d’Italia lead-out man Mørkøv to illness

Mark Cavendish will be forced to do without his main lead-out man for the rest of the Giro d’Italia after QuickStep-AlphaVinyl announced that Michael Mørkøv had left the race on Friday morning after developing a fever overnight.

The Dane has a reputation as the top lead-out man in the peloton and has already helped Cavendish to a stage win during the first week of the race. He led the Manxman out for the 160th win of his career on the fast, partly downhill, finish in Balatonfüred on stage 3.

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