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Mark Cavendish and Pete Kennaugh to team up for the Six Day London

Joe Robinson
20 Sep 2017

Mark Cavendish and Pete Kennaugh will team up to take on the London Six Day next month

Manx duo Mark Cavendish and Pete Kennaugh will team up to take on the Six Day London next month at the Lee Valley VeloPark, Stratford. 

Cavendish will look to make up for last year's narrow defeat to Belgian duo Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw, after finishing second with Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Wiggins and Cavendish then famously went on to win the famous Ghent Six Day shortly after, in Wiggins' last ever race. 

For Kennaugh, the return to Lee Valley VeloPark boards will be welcomed having taken gold in the team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 

The 28-year-old, who will be riding for Bora-Hansgrohe next season, spoke of his excitement at racing the Six Day and with Cavendish.

'I did a lot of Six Days as an U23 when I was on the British Cycling academy and have wanted to race a pro one ever since.' Kennaugh told the Six Day website.

'It’s going to be a great experience doing my first pro Six Day with Cav,' adding, 'I think a lot of guys from the Isle of Man, and the other British professionals, don’t take him for granted, but just see him as Cav.'

Returning from injury, Cavendish spoke of his eagerness to get back to racing and underlined his attention to go for the win.

'I cannot wait to get back on the London track at Six Day London, I’m getting back to full fitness and I’m going to be ready to give it a real shot.'

'Without doubt, we’re aiming for the win. It’s going to be tough racing over six days, but I don’t think either of us go into races thinking of anything other than how we can come out on top.'

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