Mark Cavendish reveals his final stage race preparation ahead of Tour de France

Manx sprinter named in Dimension Data's squad for Tour of Slovenia

Mark Cavendish wins stage three of the 2018 Dubai Tour

(Image credit: LaPresse - Ferrari / Paolone)

Mark Cavendish has been named in Dimension Data's six-man team for the Tour of Slovenia, which will be his final stage race before the Tour de France gets underway in July.

This will be the third time that Cavendish has raced the Tour of Slovenia, which includes five stages, at least three of which should come down to bunch sprints. In 2016 Cavendish abandoned with illness during stage two, while last year he finished the race with second place on stage four being his best result.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.