Cavendish Quick Step deal KO

CYCLING: World champion Mark Cavendish has moved a step closer to joining Team Sky after Bessel Kok, part owner of the Quick Step team, denied there was a deal in place for the Brit to join them next season. “Cavendish will not ride for us,” said Kok. “There have been discussions about his future, but both parties mutually agreed not to sign the contract.” Cavendish’s current HTC-Highroad team is to be dissolved at the end of the current season.