Cavendish barred from riding pre-TdU races in Australia

Mark Cavendish, race leader, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage two

Mark Cavendish has effectively been banned from riding pre-Tour Down Under warm-up races in Australia by the event's organiser.

Cavendish is attending the Tour Down Under, Adelaide, in January with his travel expenses paid for by the organiser, according to Australian newspaper the Age. TdU organisers evidently consider that if they pay for Cavendish's attendance, it is them that should reap the benefit of his appearance in Australia.

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