Mark Cavendish warms up for Milan-San Remo at Tirreno-Adriatico

Manx sprinter Mark Cavendish will use Tirreno-Adriatico to fine-tune his form ahead of Milan-San Remo on March 23

Mark Cavendish on the podium after winning Stage Five of the 2014 Volta ao Algarve from FDJ's Arnaud Demare and Bryan Coquard (Europcar)

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) takes part in his final tune-up race, Tirreno-Adriatico (March 12-18), before Milan-San Remo on March 23. He arrived today for the week-long stage race that should prepare him for what he said could be his last participation in La Classicissima.

Cavendish said in a pre-race press conference: "It'll be nice to ride Milan-San Remo maybe one last time."

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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.