Cavendish pens three-year deal with MTN-Qhubeka

Cavendish has agreed a three-year deal with MTN-Qhubeka.

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Mark Cavendish has signed for African squad MTN-Qhubeka, their parent company Ryder Cycling has announced.

The 26-time Tour de France stage winner and 2011 world champion has agreed a three-year deal, his CVNDSH brand said.

Cavendish's current deal with Belgian squad Etixx-QuickStep expires at the end of the season and his move to MTN-Qhubeka has long been mooted.

MTN-Qhubeka will be known as Team Dimensions Data from 2016.

Mark Renshaw and Bernhard Eisel, both long-term allies of Cavendish, have also joined the squad.

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Cav: Martin crash and Stybar win shows what a rollercoaster the Tour is

Ned Boutling caught up with Mark Cavendish before Stage 7 and after a bittersweet day for Etixx as Zdenek Stybar won the stage but their man in yellow Tony Martin suffered a broken collarbone and had to withdraw from the race.

The Manxman says his team will go all out for the win today and hope to 'do it for Tony' but wonder's if the Tour organisers have decided to take the 'speed' out of the sprints this year with slight uphill finishes.

Watch the full interview below.

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