Mark Cavendish and Ian Stannard spotted training together ahead of National Championships

Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Ian Stannard and Steve Cummings were all seen riding together near to Ballaugh Bridge - Photos by Andy Jones

With selection for the Tour de France not guaranteed and potentially dependent on his performance in Sunday's British National Championships road race, Mark Cavendish has been riding the roads of his home island, the Isle of Man.

The Dimension Data rider was spotted on Friday morning at Ballaugh Bridge riding alongside his teammate Steve Cummings - the winner of Thursday evening's National Championships time trial - Ben Swift (UAE-Emirates) and Ian Stannard (Team Sky).

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).