'People think I just sit behind eight people and sprint, I can race,' says Cavendish ahead of return to Worlds

The Manxman confirms he also plans to ride the British National Championships later this year

Mark Cavendish
(Image credit: Getty)

"Only questions about the Worlds please," read the communiqué half an hour before Mark Cavendish's online pre-race press conference in Flanders.

That meant a couple of topics were off the table.

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