Mark Cavendish qualifies for Track World Cup on road to Rio 2016

Mark Cavendish placed third in the omnium at the Dudenhofen Grand Prix in Germany at the weekend - Brits Callum Skinner and Katie Archibald on winning form

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

Mark Cavendish's hopes of riding for Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio received a significant boost over the weekend as he placed third in the omnium at the Dudenhofen Grand Prix in Germany (August 28-29), collecting enough points to qualify for this winter's UCI Track World Cup.

Cavendish required just 18 points going into the race after his appearance at the Revolution meet in Derby, where he won the Madison with Bradley Wiggins and placed second in the omnium behind Ed Clancy.

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