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Cavendish confirmed for Tour de Yorkshire

Professional cyclist Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will be riding the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire.

The 33-year-old, whose mother lives in Harrogate, received a hero’s welcome when he competed in last year’s race which has influenced his decision to compete again.

Cavendish has won 30 Tour de France stages in a career that also includes the 2011 UCI Road World Championships title and a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Mark Cavendish Credit: SWPix.com

He said:

I’m really excited to be heading back to the Tour de Yorkshire to race in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

I really enjoyed the tough but beautiful parcours last year as I rode the race for the first time, and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for us in the 2019 edition.

Over and above the racing though, it always blows my mind to see the incredible support of the fans. With some of my family in Yorkshire, it makes it so special and I can’t wait to see them all again.”

– Mark Cavendish

He joins four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, Marcel Kittel and Lizzie Deignan who have already announced they will be competing in the 2019 edition.

Cavendish will join that trio onstage at the Tour de Yorkshire Eve of Tour celebrations in Millennium Square in Leeds on Wednesday 1st May.

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