Mark Cavendish will race Paris-Roubaix to 'see what's possible'

British sprint star Mark Cavendish will ride for Dimension Data in the 2016 edition of Paris-Roubaix, only the second time he's ridden the event in his career

Mark Cavendish wins stage one of the 2016 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish will ride Paris-Roubaix next Sunday (April 10) to learn more about the race and see what is possible for the future, says team Dimension Data.

Cavendish will take part in the prestigious French race for only the second time in his career (after 2011), fitting it in with a season built around the Tour de France and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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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.