Cavendish challenged to win Worlds rainbow jersey

Mark Cavendish wins Tour de France 2010 stage 20

Mark Cavendish faces the end of his season and one of his biggest challenges to date, winning the World Championships in Australia on October 3. However, he has only contested one sprint - third in Coppa Bernocchi - since dominating the Tour de France sprints in July.

Is the world's fastest sprinter ready to face his rivals at the Vuelta a Espana starting Saturday and for a chance to win the rainbow jersey in Australia?

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.