Mark Cavendish eyes historic Bradley Wiggins track pairing ahead of London and Ghent Six Day races

Mark Cavendish has moved straight from the road to the track ahead of the London Six Day, which starts later this week

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins in action at the UCI Track World Championships. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) arrives in London today ahead of the London and Ghent Six-Day races with Sir Bradley Wiggins. He says the world champion pairing in Ghent, Wiggins's final 2017 race, will take on special meaning, "like the Eddy Merckx and Patrick Sercu days."

Cavendish won his final road race of the year under the Abu Dhabi F1 track's flood lights. He sprinted clear of Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Elia Viviani (Team Sky) in the Abu Dhabi Tour’s stage four, adding to his stage two win. Now, he turns his attention to the real track.

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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.