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Cavendish to return to Giro d'Italia after nine years

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Manxman chosen to lead Quick-Step team

Mark Cavendish will race in the Giro d'Italia for the first time since 2013.

The Manx Missile will be leading the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team when the race gets underway on Friday.

Cav has five Giro d'Italia appearances under his belt and has won fifteen stages in that time - he also won the points classification when he last raced nine years ago.

The three-week event gets underway in Budapest and will finish in Verona, Italy on 29 May.

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