Cav to Sky

Today puts an end to one of the biggest non-stories in professional cycling. Even before the demise of HTC-Highroad there were rumours of Mark Cavendish making a move to Team Sky for 2012 and the demise of Bob Stapleton’s outfit only strengthened that perception. After much dillydallying and mucking about, Cav finally announced his new team on that team’s sponsor owned sports channel. There was a minor disagreement over the quality of the steeds provided by Pinarello but I think they were eventually able to convince Cav of their competitiveness. As Mark Renshaw had already decided to graduate to main sprinter with Rabobank, Cav’s move to Team Sky was a no-brainer. Among his many friends at Sky, Cav will also be joined by his best friend Bernie Eisel. I’m already excited to watch Cav race with Geraint Thomas leading him out. With a strong team to support, the victories will flow for our man. Go Cav!