The British sprinter said he is still suffering from Epstein-Barr virus and will take a break from training and racing to recover.
With smaller teams, tighter cut-off times, and short, explosive stages, Tour sprinters find themselves off the back.
The climbs that made Tour stage 11 a thriller for the GC proved too much for sprinters Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel
Mark Cavendish is quickly running out of time to equal Eddy Merckx's Tour de France stage win record.
Mark Cavendish said he was chasing Eddy Merckx's all-time stage win record at the Tour. So far, his results have been dismal.
The fourth stage of the Tour de France is expected to end in a bunch sprint along the Brittany coast.
Mark Cavendish's Tour de France rig has some unique features, as do his custom shoes from Nike.
Mark Cavendish returns to the Tour de France with plans to collect more sprint stage victories after an early exit from the 2017 race.
When Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish controversially tangled in stage 4 of the 2017 Tour, drama ensued. Cycling changed for the better because of it.