Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever.
Here, Press Association Sport wonders what the diagnosis means for the Manxman.
Record in reach?
Cavendish’s initial three-year contract with Team Dimension Data is set to expire at the end of this year. Team boss Doug Ryder, speaking before the Tour, said there was an “agreement in principle” to extend for a further two years. The contract may be being tinkered with as a result of the latest news. Performance-related deals are not unheard of in sport.