Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are going to be partners at T-Mobile Team in the coming year, but in the off-season they will also be team-mates, riding together at the Gent Six Days from November 20-25.
"I've never ridden with Mark before so it will provide some important technical experience," Wiggins told the BBC. "The plan will be to stay out of trouble and get some good racing experience together."
The two British riders are both looking to the Olympic Games in Beijing next summer, possibly as a Madison team on the track in addition to the individual events.
Wiggins, 27, will open his indoor season with the Manchester Revolution this month. "I won't be doing any of the World Cups, so races like Revolution and Gent will be perfect for me and form part of my training and preparation," he said. "I've never ridden with Mark before so it will provide some important technical experience."
The 22 year-old Cavendish led T-Mobile with 11 wins in his first ProTour season. At the Manchester Revolution last month, he continued his winning ways, taking the scratch and the Madison races.