Mark Cavendish takes second place at Belgian one-day race

The Brit was runner-up in the bunch sprint behind Tim Merlier at Grote prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré

Mark Cavendish (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish has finished second at Grote prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré, a Belgian one-day race, and taken his best result so far since rejoining Deceuninck - Quick-Step.

The Brit came close to winning his first bike race since stage three of the 2018 Dubai Tour, finishing behind Alpecin-Fenix's Tim Merlier in the dash for the line and proving to his critics that he still has the legs to compete, having begun his season without troubling the higher placings at the Clasica de Almeria and Le Samyn.

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