Mark Cavendish rejoins Deceuninck - Quick-Step for 2021 season

The Manxman has signed a contract at the eleventh hour to continue racing next year

Mark Cavendish (Tim De Waele/Getty)

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Mark Cavendish has re-signed with Deceuninck - Quick-Step, the team he previously raced with for three seasons, to ensure he continues his professional career into 2021.

There were doubts the Manxman would continue next season after contract renegotiations broke down with Bahrain-McLaren and the sprinter was brought to tears at Gent-Wevelgem as it dawned on him he could have just finished his last ever race.

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