Cavendish sprints to victory
Mark Cavendish produced a superb trademark sprint finish as he secured a well-deserved win on the second stage of the Giro d'Italia.
The 26-year-old, who is preparing for a massive season with the London Olympics edging ever closer, managed to bag the win for Team Sky on Sunday with a fine display.
Team-mate Geraint Thomas was leading Cavendish as they hit the 206km mark on the circuit around the Danish city of Herning and allowed the sprinter to finish the job, ahead of the likes of Matthew Goss from Orica-GreenEDGE and Geoffrey Soupe of FDJ-Big Mat.
The world champion has looked in great shape so far this season and the timing of his move ahead of Thomas showed the type of form the former HTC-Highroad racer is in at the moment.
Cavendish has now moved up the standings in the Giro d'Italia to 12th place, with 27 seconds between himself and the competition's front-runner, Taylor Phinney of BMC Racing.