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Cav readies himself for 14th Tour de France

Manx missile called up last minute

Mark Cavendish lines up today (Sat 26) as part of the eight-man Deceurnink Quickstep team in this year's Tour de France.

The last-minute call-up came after the team's first-line sprinter, Sam Bennett, suffered a knee injury. 

It will be the Manx Missile's 14th Tour and the first time competing in the race in three years.

Cavendish has described his relationship with the event as a "long, long love and also hate story" and says he was "in a bit of shock" when he got the call up.

He recent return to fitness has seen him record five wins so far this year.

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