Mark Cavendish aims to bring an end to a 17-month wait for a win at the Tour of Poland as he will lead Dimension Data.
The African team will tackle the seven stages of the Polish race with a roster that is headlined by Mark Cavendish for the first three stages, while Ben O’Connor and Enrico Gasparotto will take over the leadership when the race heads to the hills.
While he finished third in one stage in the Tour of Turkey, Cavendish did not feature in the Tour de France, which he had been aiming to peak for, but team boss Doug Ryder chose other riders.
Most recently, Cavendish competed at the Adriatica Ionica, which took place in Italy at the end of July, but abandoned on stage two after finishing nine minutes down on Álvaro Hodeg – who won the bunch sprint on stage one.
The British rider will compete in the first three flat stages with Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) or Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).
With his contract set to expire at the of the year, this is a chance to impress his current side or attract attention from another team for next season.