Mark Cavendish: 'Racing in Ghent is like the Tour de France of track cycling'

The Manxman will ride the 2019 Ghent Six alongside seven-time winner Iljo Keisse

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Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) returns to race the Ghent Six Day this week for the first time since winning in 2016 with Bradley Wiggins.

Cavendish will pair with the "king" of the Ghent Six Day, Iljo Keisse (Deceuninck-Quick-Step). The duo placed second in 2014.

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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.