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Cav finishes second at Belgian Open

Mark Cavendish finished second in his return to the track yesterday (Fri) at the International Belgian Open in Gent.

Cavendish was taking part in the 15km scratch race and had the lead on the final circuit around the velodrome as part of a five-man breakaway which lapped the field.

But Dutchman Wim Stroetinga finished ahead of Cav, with Belgian Champion Moreno Peacock third.

Today, Cav will combine with Owain Doull in the madison.

Competing at the event qualifies him for the Track World Cup, which he will need to race in order to earn enough points to gain selection for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero in 2016.


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