Cavendish joins African team
PARIS (Reuters) - Former world champion Mark Cavendish of Britain is joining African team MTN-Qhubeka, which will be known as Team Dimension Data next season, the outfit said on Tuesday.
The South-African based team also announced they were hiring Australian Mark Renshaw and Austrian Bernhard Eisel, two former team mates of Cavendish who will be tasked with setting him up in the sprints.
Cavendish, who is joining from Etixx-Quick Step, won the road race at the world championships in 2011.
He has 26 Tour de France stage wins to his name.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)
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