Mark Cavendish leads Great Britain’s charge for only their third gold medal in the elite men’s road race at the UCI Road World Championships on Sunday (October 16).
Cavendish, who won in Copenhagen in 2011 – the last time a sprinter-friendly course was used – is one of only two British men, along with Tom Simpson, to pull on the rainbow jersey of world road race champion.
And a second world title was one of Cavendish’s trio of targets outlined at the start of the year, the first two of which – wearing the Tour de France yellow jersey and winning an Olympic medal – he has already fulfilled.
The Manx Missile heads back to Qatar having won the Tour of Qatar earlier this year, but there is no shortage of big-name sprinters looking to better the Brit on Sunday.
We’ve take a closer look at the route and the contenders…