Cavendish set for World Championships reunion with Wiggins as Great Britain squad announced

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Cavendish and Wiggins won the Madison event at World Championships in 2008 (Source: Getty)

Manxman Mark Cavendish and four-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins are set to be reunited at the track cycling World Championships at the London Velodrome next month after both were named in Great Britain’s squad yesterday.

Cavendish has not competed at the competition since 2009 and will ride the six-discipline omnium, in which he is targeting a place at August’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and partner Wiggins in the Madison relay – an event the duo won eight years ago.

“They are back together and it will be nice to see them out there,” said technical director Shane Sutton.

Two-time world champion Becky James also returns after a two-year absence with a serious knee injury, while Scotland’s Katie Archibald and Ed Clancy have also been selected despite fitness worries.

“We have selected the strongest squad available to us for these worlds,” added Sutton. “We are in good shape and the team we have selected is close to the Olympic model.”