Mark Cavendish confirmed to race Tour de Yorkshire 2019

The Manxman will take the start line after recently returning to racing following illness

Mark Cavendish at the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish has been confirmed to take the start line at the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire.

The 33-year-old returned to racing in the Tour of Turkey, where he took on more of a domestique role, as he continued to work towards full fitness after abandoning Paris-Nice in March.

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