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Cavendish staying on the road

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Cycling News
Published:
October 26, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:40 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, October 26, 2008
Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia)

Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia)

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Team Columbia's Mark Cavendish, a star on both the road and the track, has decided how he will focus...

Team Columbia's Mark Cavendish, a star on both the road and the track, has decided how he will focus his 2009 season.

"I will concentrate on the road," said Cavendish to hln.be. One of his primary objectives will be to win the green jersey at the Tour de France.

The 23 year-old British racer had a spectacular season. He has 17 victories, more wins than any other pro so far in 2008. Cavendish won the track world championship in the Madison early last spring before taking several wins during the spring road season. He also won four stages at the Tour de France before withdrawing to prepare for the Olympic Games.

Other highlights have included stage wins at the Ster Elektrotoer (one), the Tour of Ireland (three), the Tour of Missouri (three plus the sprint classification), the Tour de Romandie (prologue) and the Giro d'Italia (two).

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