Team Sky chief on Cavendish future
Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford says he would have no problem with Mark Cavendish if he decided to leave the victorious team.
Team Sky have just enjoyed a wonderful Tour de France after Bradley Wiggins' victory and Cavendish's fourth-successive final-stage win and now British Cycling's focus switches to the London Olympics.
Cavendish could decide to sever his ties with Team Sky as they are set to again prioritise chasing overall victory in the Grand Tours of France, Italy and Spain while the man from the Isle of Man is focused on his sprint successes.
Brailsford, who is also British Cycling performance director, admitted there is a doubt over Cavendish's future on the team despite the fact he only signed a new three-year contract last year.
He said: "This team will keep its GC (general classification) ambitions and I am sure that we will sit down and discuss that with Mark and see how he feels about that.
"He is a prolific British winner and on the one hand we would love to have a prolific British winner on the team.
"We will still be a GC team and if he felt, or if it was felt, that he would like a dedicated team around him, then he is quite within his rights to want to do that.
"We wouldn't fall out about it, there wouldn't be an issue about it, but we are very proud to have him on Team Sky, he is a fantastic champion and long may that continue."
Brailsford added: "I can't see an issue at all, there's no problem and we will take the common-sense approach and sort it out like that."