Mark Cavendish returns to racing at the PostNord Danmark Rundt-Tour of Denmark on Tuesday, pinning on a race range for the 1st time due to the fact his four phase wins and his outstanding comeback at the Tour de France.
Signing up for the Manxman in the Deceuninck-QuickStep line-up are Remco Evenepoel just after competing at the Tokyo Olympics for Belgium, Yves Lampaert and Michael Mørkøv, who will make a swift return residence from the Tokyo Olympics just after profitable gold in the Madison on Saturday.
Mørkøv will return to his demonstrated position of guide-out person for Cavendish but may possibly be presented a chance of personal achievements at his dwelling nationwide tour. Also in the Deceuninck-QuickStep line-up are Shane Archbold, expert road captain Iljo Keisse and Jannik Steimle.
As Deceuninck-QuickStep workforce supervisor Patrick Lefevere unveiled in his weekly column with Het Nieuwsblad, Sam Bennett necessitates knee surgery following the personal injury that pressured him to miss out on the Tour de France and will not race all over again for Deceuninck-QuickStep in advance of his transfer to Bora-Hansgrohe in 2022.
Cavendish developed 1 of the most amazing comebacks in the background of the sport when he received 4 levels and the inexperienced jersey at the Tour de France, tying Eddy Merckx’s report for the amount of stage wins.
Cavendish will not experience the Vuelta a España, which commences future Saturday in Burgos and so is expected to include things like a series of shorter stage races in the ultimate aspect of his period. He has but to affirm his long term options but is extensively anticipated to stay with Deceuninck-QuickStep in 2022.
Cavendish past raced the Tour of Denmark in 2013 when he received the remaining phase to Frederiksberg whilst riding for Omega Pharma-Rapid-Step.
The five-working day race begins with a flat highway stage from Struer to Esbjerg in the west of Denmark and finishes with a 10.8km time trial about Frederiksberg, the suburb in the money of Copenhagen, near to the house of Deceuninck-QuickStep directeur sport Brian Holm.
“It really is an appealing training course this yr, with some dash chances, a challenging stage 3 in Vejle with a large amount of hills and the closing day specific time demo, which has the potential of choosing the basic classification,” Holm stated.
“Mark has a sturdy workforce for the sprints, where by he’ll attempt to be in the mix, while Remco and Yves can go for a very good final result on the phase from the clock in Frederiksberg.
“We would like to notch up a victory, although for the overall we will just acquire it just one working day at a time and see how issues go.”