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Mark Cavendish to race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling star Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will race in Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Sprinter Cavendish was eliminated from this year’s Tour de France last week when he was unable to finish a tough mountain stage within the time limit.

The 33-year-old, who has won 30 stages of the Tour, said: “I’m delighted to be able to get back racing so quickly and I’m really looking forward to racing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic again.

“I’ve not raced in the event since it was awarded UCI WorldTour status but I was there watching last year and it has grown into a fantastic race. In the last two years the race has come down to a sprint on The Mall and if it does so again this year I’m sure it will be a spectacular sprint finish.”

The race was awarded WorldTour status for the first time last year when it was won by Alexander Kristoff.

More information can be found on the organiser’s website.

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