Britain’s Mark Cavendish finished second in the return to the actual track at the Worldwide Belgian Open in Gent.

Sporting in Friday’s 15km scuff event, Cavendish was at a five-man team that lapped the field and he brought on the final panel but was pipped towards the line.

Their team-mate Owain Doull completed sixth and also the duo will team up for the two-man madison on Saturday.

Cavendish, 28, is racing in the event to give himself a chance of competing in the track on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

By simply riding in Gent, he has have scored points that make him or her eligible to ride within a World Cup event. From there, he can attempt to protected a place on the World Championships and then the actual Olympics.

Cavendish has not decided whether he can race in the track in Rio, but
informed Cycling Weekly: “At least doing this gives the option.

“I’m not really saying I’m doing everything. I might not really do anything ever again on the monitor. But when I discovered out regarding the rule modify [meaning riders must qualify for World Cup events], I assumed I better perform one in case I would like to the actual track. inches

Just before three days’ education at the Manchester Velodrome recently, Cavendish hadn’t ridden in the track in more than per year which is the first time they have represented Britain within the discipline since the 2009 World Competition in Poland.

“The scuff was primarily a warm-up for the madison, inches he stated.

“I felt all right. Disregarding the result, I acquired what I desired from it. inches

Cavendish gained the world madison titles in 2005, along with Rob Hayles, and 2008, with Friend Bradley Wiggins.