Mark Cavendish backing Edvald Boasson Hagen as Milan-San Remo contender

Dimension Data will have a strong squad for Saturday's Milan-San Remo and former winner Mark Cavendish believes Edvald Boasson Hagen will be a contender

Mark Cavendish at the 2016 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Classic

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish says that his Dimension Data team is well suited for Milan-San Remo with Edvald Boasson Hagen likely leading the charge on Saturday.

He closed Tirreno-Adriatico with a 10.05-kilometre time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto, his first race since competing in the UCI Track World Championships.

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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.