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“Fought hard with depression”

Frankfurt / Main – Former world-class sprinter Mark Cavendish has not only struggled with physical but also with psychological problems in recent years. This said the 34-year-old professional cyclist in an interview with the British newspaper “The Times”.

«It wasn’t just my physical health that has suffered a blow in recent years. I struggled pretty hard with depression during that time. I was diagnosed with clinical depression in August 2018, »said Cavendish, who won 30 stages at the Tour de France.

Cavendish had been physically troubled by the Epstein-Barr virus for a long time, but he stabilized psychologically over time. “It was dark, but now I’m on the other side,” said Cavendish. In 2020, the sprinter wanted to attack again with the Bahrain-Mclaren racing team, but the cycling tour is currently paused due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cavendish knows the uncertainty from the recent past. “I had the unknown of when you could go racing again for two years,” said the Briton.

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