Mark Cavendish to race Tour of Slovenia in preparation for Tour de France 2019

The Manxman has used the race as preparation for the Tour every year since 2016 but has never won a stage in Slovenia

Mark Cavendish at the Tour of California 2019 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) will race the Tour of Slovenia as he prepares for his 13th Tour de France.

The Manxman currently has the second-most stage wins of any rider, with 30 victories, and trails record-holder Eddy Merckx by only four, with Cavendish certainly looking to get closer to this number again at the 2019 edition of the race.

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