Cavendish confirms Commonwealth Games participation

Mark Cavendish after winning stage 18, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Mark Cavendish has confirmed that he won't be taking part in Paris-Tours, the last great sprinters' classic of the season, with the Commonwealth Games road-race on October 10 in New Delhi, India, bringing down the curtain on his season.

"I would like to do Paris-Tours, but coming back and racing there one week after doing the World Championships in Australia just isn't possible," Cavendish said after winning his third Vuelta a Espana stage on Thursday.

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