Cavendish named in GB squad for Euros

Cavendish has been named in the GB squad for the European Road Championships

Mark Cavendish has been named in the Great Britain squad for the European Road Championships in Holland next weekend.

Cavendish is due to line up alongside Chris Lawless, Alex Dowsett, Luke Rowe, Dan McLay, Adam Blythe, Connor Swift and Gabz Cullaigh in Alkmaar following his participation in the Tour de Pologne, which starts on Saturday.

The 34-year-old sprinter will feel he still has a point to prove after being controversially left out of Team Dimension Data’s Tour de France squad, though his first race back after that ended in disappointment as he abandoned Adriatica Ionica on stage two last week in Italy.

National champion Alice Barnes will lead the women’s elite team alongside sister Hannah, Nikki Juniper, Hayley Simmonds and under-23 national champion Anna Henderson.

Alice Barnes and Simmonds will contest the women’s time trial, with Dowsett competing in the men’s event.

The championships take place from August 7-11.

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