Yet, this wild hint seemed inferentially negatived, by what a grey Manxman
insinuated, an old sepulchral man, who, having never before sailed out of Nantucket, had never ere this laid eye upon wild Ahab.
But, avast; here comes our old Manxman
--the old hearse-driver, he must have been, that is, before he took to the sea.
, 33, has been named in Team Dimension Data's six-man squad for the four-day race which starts in Doncaster on Thursday.
Caption: Anny Ondra (1903-1987), nee Ondrakova, silent-film actress best known for her roles in Hitchcock's The Manxman
finally crossed the line in La Rosiere some 65 minutes after stage winner Geraint Thomas, who was deep into the post-race press conference when Cavendish reached the ski station at the end of a 108.5km run from Albertville.
The Tour de Yorkshire is a legacy event of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, when Manxman
Cavendish was favourite to win the opening stage in his mother's home town of Harrogate, only to crash within sight of the finish line.
Now Team Dimension Data have announced the Manxman
has also been suffering "unexplained fatigue" and analysis of a recent blood sample diagnosed his illness.
But the Manxman
wants to land the medal that has eluded him.
"Cav is back" declared the French TV commentators after the Manxman
burst to victory on the 190.5-kilometres route from Livarot after two near-misses this year.
Stars like 21-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness and 11-time winner Michael Dunlop will appear on both the themed days, leading other riders like Manxman
Conor Cummins, fastest man ever around the TT course Bruce Anstey and rising stars James Hillier and Peter Hickman.
The 29-year-old Manxman
had been included in a long-list of potential participants by organisers of the Spanish Grand Tour, but was not in the final nine-man Omega Pharma-Quick Step squad released yesterday.
Kneale set a new world record last month and the in-form Manxman
looks the best bet.