Cavendish looks for national title in Glasgow
June 13, 2013 11:05 am
Former world champion Mark Cavendish will attempt to win one of the few titles missing from his collection at this month's national road race championships in Glasgow.
Cavendish will be up against his former team, Sky Pro Cycling, who have dominated the event for the past three years and have named a strong squad including defending champion Ian Stannard, Tour of Britain winner Jon Tiernan-Locke and Olympic team pursuit gold medallist Peter Kennaugh.
And Cavendish knows victory would mean the chance to wear the national champion's jersey at the Tour de France, where he will bid to add to his tally of 23 stage wins and regain the green jersey he won in 2011.
Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead will be looking to reclaim the title she won two years ago in the women's race but will face tough opposition from defending champion Sharon Laws and in-form Hannah Barnes.
All three members of the Olympic winning women's team pursuit squad - Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and Dani King, will compete in the women's time trial, while Alex Dowsett will look to regain his men's title, fresh from his first Grand Tour stage win at the Giro d'Italia.
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