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Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel and Fabian Cancellara to ride Dubai Tour

Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel and Fabian Cancellara to ride Dubai Tour

Bradley Wiggins Sir Bradley Wiggins returns to road racing next week at the Dubai Tour (February 3-6), joining a strong start list that also features last year’s winner Mark Cavendish , Fabian Cancellara , Philippe Gilbert and Marcel Kittel .

Wiggins will ride for the eponymous Team Wiggins, and support his British team-mates. Wiggins is focusing on track conditioning ahead of the 2016 Track World Championships in March, and then the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , where he aims to take part in the team pursuit for Great Britain.

Cavendish makes his road racing debut for Dimension Data this weekend at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia. He then returns to the Dubai Tour as defending champion having won two stages and the overall of the 2015 edition . Cavendish has spent the winter riding on the track, including fourth place in the omnium at the recent Track World Cup in Hong Kong.

The race’s three sprint stages will be hotly contested, as Cavendish will come up against the likes of Marcel Kittel – making his debut for Etixx-QuickStep – and Elia Viviani (Sky).

Kittel is supported by a strong line-up at Etixx-QuickStep, one that also includes […]

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