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Cav on Track Tonight

After a more than successful start to his 2009 road season, Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish returns to the track this evening at the World Championships in Poland.

After his Madison disappointment at the Olympics in Beijing, the 23 year-old from Laxey had said he was finished with track racing, there was nothing to be gained and he would put all his efforts into racing on the roads.

However, a change of heart sees the Manxman go into tonight's Scratch Race in the form of his life.

Last Saturday, he won the classic one-day Milan to San Remo race at his first attempt. He has won a stage at very event he has competed in this season - the tours of Qatar and California, and the Tirreno-Adriatico.

Cav won gold for the Isle of Man in the Scratch race at the Melbourne Velodrome during the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

This evening's race in Warsaw is 60 laps long - a race distance of 15kms.

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