Mark Cavendish will not defend Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne title

Mark Cavendish will not defend his Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne title on 28 February as his Dimension Data outfit were not named among the 25 teams for the race Mark Cavendish on the podium after winning the 2015 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Mark Cavendish 1 will not defend his Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne title 2 as his new team Dimension Data 3 for whom he registered his first win in Qatar on Monday 4 were not named among the 25 teams competing.

Team Sky s 5 Ian Stannard, however, will be on the start line at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on 27 February aiming for a third consecutive victory at the race after his tactical masterclass 6 to win last year.

Tinkoff s Peter Sagan 7 is already confirmed for both events, competing for the first time since 2010 and becoming the first world champion to race in either since Cavendish won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in 2012 8