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Mark Cavendish back to racing at Tour of Britain

Joe Robinson
1 Sep 2017

Mark Cavendish will make his return to racing at the Tour of Britain after injury at the Tour de France

After crashing out of the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish will make his return to racing this Sunday at the Tour of Britain. Cavendish will race along two former Tour of Britain champions as Dimension Data look to defend their title for the third year running. 

The 32-year-old will look to take sprint victories across the eight stages whilst also helping Steve Cummings and Edvald Boasson Hagen in their bids for overall success.

Cavendish crashed out of the Tour de France in an unforgettable circumstance. Sprinting for victory on Stage 5, the Brit came together in a crash with world champion Peter Sagan. The fall saw Cavendish abandon the Tour through injury and Sagan disqualified. 

Dimension Data come to this race with the two previous winners in Cummings and Boasson Hagen. The African WorldTour team will be looking to make it a hat trick of victories on a course that suits both riders. 

With little in the way of big climbs, the race could be decided on Thursday's ten mile time trial around the village of Tendring in Essex. This short test against the clock suits Cummings and Boasson Hagen as both have been national time trial champions of their respective nations. 

For Cavendish, with the race having multiple flat stages, he will be looking to win the bunch kicks. However, victories will be far from a formality with young sprint talents Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) all scheduled to race.