Cavendish has bike problems in Slovenia but avoids crashes

Mark Cavendish and Luka Mezgec

Britain’s Mark Cavendish suffered a mechanical problem to prevent him competing in the sprint at the end of stage two of the Tour of Slovenia as home rider Luka Mezgec claimed victory.

Team Dimension Data rider Cavendish, 32, is racing his first event since three months out with glandular fever.

There were multiple crashes on wet roads in Ljubljana, but Cavendish said he “wasn’t near any” of the incidents.