Mark Cavendish to make Team Sky debut in Tour of Qatar
Mark Cavendish will make his Team Sky debut at the Tour of Qatar on Sunday.
The 26-year-old, who won two stages of the event in 2009, is joined in the eight-man squad by former HTC-Highroad team-mate Bernhard Eisel.
Davide Appollonio, Michael Barry, Juan Antonio Flecha, Jeremy Hunt, Christian Knees and Ian Stannard are also in the squad for the six-stage race.
Cavendish has also been named in the Team Sky squad for the Tour of Oman from 14-19 February.
In December, the Manx cyclist was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year with nearly half the public votes from the 10-man shortlist.
In 2011, Cavendish was Britain's first winner of the Tour de France green jersey - the award for the race's best sprinter - and he also became the first British male for 46 years .
Meanwhile, the Isle of Man's Peter Kennaugh will begin his road racing season with Sky at the Giro di Sardegna from the 21-25 February.
Keannugh will race alongside British riders Ben Swift and Geraint Thomas at the four-stage race.
The team, which was set up in 2009, now has 10 British cyclists, including Bradley Wiggins.