Mark Cavendish was narrowly beaten into second in the fifth stage of the Tour of Turkey

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mark Cavendish still leads the overall sprint classification. Picture: Action Images Mark Cavendish still leads the overall sprint classification. Picture: Action Images

Ongar resident Mark Cavendish was narrowly beaten to first place in the fifth stage of the Tour of Turkey.

The 28-year-old Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider was out-sprinted to the line by Italian Elia Viviani, finishing second.

Viviani timed his dash to the line perfectly, beating Cavendish by a bike length to secure first place.

Cavendish began his sprint with 200m left, only to be out beaten by Cannondale's Viviani.

Yesterday Cavendish completed a hat-trick of stage wins.

 

 

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4:47pm Thu 1 May 14

livedheretoolong says...

Is this news?
Wouldn't it be better to report the face that he has WON three stages so far in this race?
Good ol' Cav - he has to be one of the greatest cyclists ever to come from Great Britain.
Is this news? Wouldn't it be better to report the face that he has WON three stages so far in this race? Good ol' Cav - he has to be one of the greatest cyclists ever to come from Great Britain. livedheretoolong
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