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Cav retained by Team Columbia

Manx cycling superstar Mark Cavendish will ride for Team Columbia next season.

The American outfit has announced it's preliminary roster of 25 men and 10 female riders for the 2009.

Cav has recorded 17 wins this year, including an historic four stage victories in the Tour de France.

He is currently competing in the Tour of Missouri where he crossed the line first in the opening two stages.

Cav suffered a rare sprint defeat yesterday on the fifth stage of the event finishing fourth.

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