Mark Cavendish 10th on racing return as Sam Bennett wins opening stage in Slovenia

Manxman freewheels across the line in first race outing since March

Mark Cavendish after stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) took 10th place on his first race outing since March as Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) was victorious on stage one of the Tour de Slovénie.

Having been suffering from glandular fever Cavendish had not raced since Milan-San Remo, but looked in a good position going into the final few kilometres of the opening 159.4km stage from Koper to Kocevje.

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