Mark Cavendish surgery rules him out of Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Mark Cavendish is ruled out for six weeks as he will undergo surgery on his shoulder this week.

Mark Cavendish will undergo surgery on his shoulder and has been ruled out for six weeks, meaning that he will miss the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 29-year-old, who would have represented the Isle of Man, crashed out of the Tour de France at the end of the opening stage in Harrogate on Saturday.

His team, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, confirmed that he will have surgery this Wednesday after rupturing all ligaments around his acromioclavicular joint and a separated shoulder.

Cavendish has 25 Tour de France stage wins in his career and withdrew for the first time in six years.

Britain's Christopher Froome is pictured during the team presentation ceremony at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, western England, on July 3, 2014
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