10 pictures of Mark Cavendish's return to the track

Mark Cavendish returned to the track with the British Cycling Team this weekend - here is a selection of photos of him in action in Derby

Mark Cavendish at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

Having missed out on a gold medal at Beijing 2008, Mark Cavendish is doing his best to qualify to ride on the track at Rio 2016 and beat his Olympic medal drought.

The Manxman was the only member of the Team GB track team not to come back from Beijing with a medal and his return to the track with the Great British Cycling Team in Derby this weekend brought back memories of seven years ago as he teamed up with Sir Bradley Wiggins in the Madison again.

The duo clicked immediately and won the Madison race and Cavendish finished second to Ed Clancy in the omnium - the race Cavendish may be targeting in Rio.

Photographer Andy Jones was trackside at the Revolution Series in Derby and snapped these great pictures of Cavendish in action.

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Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Mark Cavendish at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Mark Cavendish at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Mark Cavendish at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Mark Cavendish at the Revolution Series in Derby (Andy Jones)

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.