Cavendish looks to build on Tour success after joining new-look Team Sky squad
Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish heads a 10-strong British contingent in the Team Sky squad for 2012.
The Manxman, who won five stages on
last year's Tour, has been recruited from HTC-Highroad along with
Bernhard Eisel, Danny Pate and Kanstantsin Siutsou, four of eight new
additions in the 28-man roster.
Ride on: (L-R) Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Luke Rowe of Team Sky
Criterium du Dauphine winner and three-time Olympic goal-medallist Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome – who finished second, one place ahead of Wiggins, in last year's Vuelta a Espana – Geraint Thomas, Jeremy Hunt, Peter Kennaugh, Alex Dowsett, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Ben Swift complete the British contingent.
Team principal Dave Brailsford said: 'With Mark Cavendish joining riders like Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Edvald Boasson Hagen, we have a hugely talented squad of riders with proven ability at the very highest level of our sport.'
Sitting comfortably: Cavendish (left) and Wiggins at Syon Park Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Cavendish added: 'I could not be more excited about the coming season. In many ways it has felt like coming home, by joining Team Sky. I've grown up with many of the riders and management and they have shown in just two years how far they have come.'