Mark Cavendish to partner Bradley Wiggins at Track Worlds

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will ride together in the Madison for Great Britain at the Track World Championships in London next month. Picture: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will ride together in the Madison for Great Britain at the Track World Championships in London next month. Picture: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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Mark Cavendish is due to ride his first Track World Championships in seven years next month after being included in the Great Britain team for the London event.

The 30-year-old Manxman is to ride the six-discipline omnium in which he is targeting a place at the Rio Olympics.

Cavendish will also partner Sir Bradley Wiggins in the two-man Madison.

The pair won the event at the 2008 Track World Championships in Manchester, but finished ninth at the Olympics in Beijing later that year.

Cavendish suffered the ignominy of being the only member of the British track team in Beijing to finish without a medal.

The London event takes place from 2 to 6 March at the Lee Valley VeloPark. Britain have named a squad of 21 and include Scotland’s endurance cyclist Katie Archibald and sprinter Callum Skinner.