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Watch Cavendish's rainbow jersey bid on Eurosport

HTC-Columbia star Mark Cavendish will don the British jersey in Australia

Mark Cavendish heads to Australia for next month’s UCI Road World Championships in red-hot form – and British Eurosport and Eurosport HD will broadcast every race from Down Under.

Cavendish claimed the green points jersey at the Vuelta a Espana and the Manxman is aiming to become the first British rider to take world gold since Tom Simpson in 1965.

The 25-year-old will be aided by David Millar, also competing in the men’s time-trial, and Jeremy Hunt on the 262.7km course.

David Harmon will be joined by four-time Tour de France green jersey winner and double World Championship bronze medallist Sean Kelly, who put RCUK editor Richard Hallett through his paces in Paris last week, in the commentary box

“If Cavendish can stick somewhere near the front for the majority of the race, and with the help of his teammates shadowing any of the moves that go, then he has a very good chance of winning at the finish because he’s clearly on very good form,” said Harmon.

“The issue is we’ve only got three riders this year, and that’s always a problem, especially when you have the Italians and Germans with nine each, it’s going to be really difficult.

“Team numbers play such a vital part in breaking up the race in a World Championships.”

Wednesday September 29

1245-1400 Men’s U-23 Time-trial on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD
1600-1800 Women’s Time-trial on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD

Thursday September 30

1400-1630 Men’s Time-trial on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD

Friday October 1

0730-0900 Men’s U-23 Road race on Eurosport HD
0815-0945 Men’s U-23 Road race on British Eurosport

Saturday October 2

0735-0900 Women’s road race on Eurosport HD
0800-0930 Women’s road race on British Eurosport

Sunday October 3

0735-1045 Men’s road race on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD

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