Cavendish returns to racing at Tour of Turkey

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)

Mark Cavendish will return to competition at the Tour of Turkey next week. The Dimension Data rider has not raced since abandoning Paris-Nice in March, but after a block of training in Mallorca, the 33-year-old is ready to restart his season. Cavendish has been blighted by health problems for the last two years owing to Epstein-Barr Virus. He shelved the second half of the 2018 season in order to recover and came through the Vuelta a San Juan and the UAE Tour at the start of this season. Those races were seen as vital for his training and ongoing recovery. In both Argentina and the UAE he often worked for teammates, while closely monitoring his health for any signs of the virus returning. In March, the 2011 road world champion returned to Europe and raced Paris-Nice but he was forced to quit during the second stage after losing contact with ...

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