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Mark Cavendish to ride 2018 Six Day London

Joe Robinson
27 Mar 2018

Manxman to return to velodrome for third consecutive season

Mark Cavendish will ride the 2018 Six Day London for the third consecutive year looking to be the first Brit to win the event since 1972. Taking place from 23rd to 28th October, the Manxman will take to the boards again after having competed in the event in 2016 with Sir Bradley Wiggins and 2017 with Pete Kennaugh.

The Dimension Data rider's partner for the event is yet to be confirmed although speculation would lead us to believe he will partner with Geraint Thomas (Team Sky). The Manxman has expressed interest in racing the Madison with Thomas at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Talking about the event, Cavendish spoke about how he will be keeping to his 2017 promise.

'I said last year that if people bought tickets I'd come back - well I’m coming! The Six Day Series is getting bigger and better every year and I’m so excited to be coming back to London in October,' he said.

'Having a home crowd behind me will be vital, so come down and be part of Team Cav.'

Cavendish will be hoping that the track is kinder to him than the road has been so far this season. The 32-year-old has crashed in his three previous races, most dramatically in the closing stages on Milan-San Remo.

Currently the 2011 World Champion is taking time off of the bike to recover from the broken rib sustained at San Remo and the effects of the crashes at Abu Dhabi and Tirreno-Adriatico.

The Manxman will be hoping to be fully fit by October in order to race the Six Day London for the win and prepare ahead assault on Tokyo 2020.