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Strong Island representation in Team Sky

Manx cyclists Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh, along with Isle of Man resident Ben Swift, have all been named on the Team Sky roster for the 2012 season.

Cav is one of eight new signings, with the others including Bernard Eisel, his great friend and teammate from the now disbanded HTC Highroad set-up. 

Eisel is one of the men who helped Cavendish the most in setting up sprint finishes.

With the London Olympics taking place this summer, Team Sky has ten British riders available, including Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas.

The outfit is aiming for double success at the Tour de France.

The Manx Missile is looking to retain the race's green jersey for sprinting, while Wiggins is targeting the overall winner's yellow jersey.

Cav is confident both those objectives can be achieved:

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