Tuesday’s cover: Mark Cavendish short of race ready for 2017 Dubai Tour

Mark Cavendish rides on to The National Sport front page on Tuesday, January 31 ahead of the 2017 Dubai Tour.

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Mark Cavendish rides on to The National Sport front page on Tuesday, January 31 ahead of the 2017 Dubai Tour.

Cavendish, the 2015 Dubai Tour winner, revealed on the eve of the race that he is “not in top shape by any means” However, the British rider said he and Team Dimension Data will be “trying our best” to win some stages. Meanwhile sprint rival Elia Viviani of Team Sky said he will be entering the race “feeling really good.”

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