Cavendish likely to race Tour of California, not Giro

Mark Cavendish wins stage four of the Tour of California 2009 in to Clovis ahead of Tom Boonen, Juan Jose Haedo and Thor Hushovd

Mark Cavendish will likely lead team HTC-Columbia at the Tour of California, not the Giro d'Italia, this May.

"We talked about it, but it is looking more like the Tour of California now," Cavendish said in a press conference on Friday. "It makes sense, we have American sponsors."

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