Mark Cavendish to ride at Zurich Six Day track event

Former world champion to ride alongside teammate Iljo Keisse at Zurich Six Day as well as the Ghent Six

Mark Cavendish will be riding with team mate Kwiatkowski at the Tour de San Luis Credit Graham Watson
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Having already confirmed his return to the track at the Ghent Six this month, Mark Cavendish will follow that up with an appearance at the Zurich Six  alongside Omega Pharma - Quick-Step teammate Iljo Keisse at the end of November.

The Manxman is using the two track meetings as part of his preparation for the 2015 season, while he has hinted in the recent past that he would consider a return to the track in time for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Cavendish has previously been blocked by his team from competing in six day track events, but appears to have been given the go ahead to race the two events.

A double world champion in the Madison, Cavendish will attend the Zurich Six as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, and the organisers are no doubt pleased with securing the 29-year-old as a marquee name for their event.

"We are very pleased that we can present the Zurich audience with this treat" said Kurt Betschart, the director of the Zurich Six Day.

Former track cyclist Pete Jacques tweeted the full startlist, which showed Cavendish and Keisse riding together again.

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The Ghent Six takes place on November 18-23, while the Zurich Six will take place on November 26-29.

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Richard Windsor

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