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Cavendish sprints to stage glory

Mark Cavendish
Cavendish described the finish as "totally crazy"

Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish has won the 74-mile (119km) second stage of the Three Days of De Panne in Belgium.

Cavendish, fresh from his World Track success in Manchester with Bradley Wiggins, sprinted ahead of the rest at the end of the stage.

He said: "It was a really crazy finish, totally lethal.

"With 400m to go I was just behind Robbie McEwen and then with 300 to go I got through a gap on the left and just went for it."

He added: "I'm very pleased to get this first road-race win of 2008 because it's been quite a long time coming and I've had some very near misses.

"This time, though, luck was on my side, plus I saw the right opportunity in the sprint and I took it."

see also
Hoy extends GB gold haul to nine
29 Mar 08 |  Cycling
Cavendish and Knight share award
26 Mar 08 |  Sport Homepage


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