Mark Cavendish to take part in National Championships in final race before Tour de France

Former champion will target the road race in Northumberland

Mark Cavendish at the 2017 edition of Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish has confirmed that he will take to the start line of the British Road National Championships in Northumberland, taking part in the road race in what will be his final race before the Tour de France.

This will be the sixth consecutive year that Cavendish has competed in the National Championships, having taken victory in 2013, notching up two second places in 2015 and 2016, and battling back from illness to compete on home roads on the Isle of Man 12 months ago.

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