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Bernie Eisel: ‘The gang is back together with Mark Cavendish’

Bernie Eisel: ‘The gang is back together with Mark Cavendish’

Road captain Bernie Eisel is enjoying being reunited with friend and former team-mate Mark Cavendish at Dimension Data Bernie Eisel has described his reunion with Mark Cavendish at Dimension Data this year as like “having the gang back together”. The duo has been close friends since they both rode together at HTC-Highroad and then Sky for six years up to 2013, and having spent the last three years riding on opposing teams it was the Manxman who persuaded Eisel to join him at the South African squad for 2016.

Their former HTC team-mates Mark Renshaw — Cavendish’s trusted lead-out man who has moved with him from Etixx-Quick Step — and Edvald Boasson Hagen are also both at Dimension Data this year .

“It’s like having the gang back together. So far it has definitely been a joy ride, a fun ride,” Eisel told Cycling Weekly from Spain, where he is racing at Challenge Mallorca. “It was a long process to bring everything together, but as soon as we go OK this is a change, we all went for it.

“I fully trusted in him [Cavendish] and was like OK I’m ready for something new even if it was still quite uncertain.”

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