Cavendish confirmed for the Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish wins, London-Surrey Cycle Classic 2011

Mark Cavendish will ride the Tour of Britain for the first time since 2007, it was confirmed today.

Cavendish won the opening two stages of the race four years ago, but may use this year's event (September 11-18) to prepare for his assault on the rainbow jersey.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.