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Cavendish to miss Milan-San Remo

Cavendish won the 2009 Milan-San Remo (credit: cyclingweekly.com)

Manx Missile won the event 10 years ago

2009 Milan San Remo winner Mark Cavendish is set to miss the event for the first time in a decade.

After taking an extended break from cycling last year due to a fitness battle with Epstein Barr Virus, the 33-year-old had been easing back into the sport.

Cav finished the Vuelta a San Juan and the UAE Tour, but suffered a setback at Paris-Nice when he retired on stage 2 of the race last week.

And his return has been hampered once more as he's been left out of Team Dimension Data's seven-man team for the Milan-San Remo.

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