Cavendish Blasts to Stage Victory in Tirreno-Adriatico

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03/17/2014| 0 comments
by Mark Watson
Mark Cavendish wins stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico 2014 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Cavendish Blasts to Stage Victory in Tirreno-Adriatico

Former World Champion Mark Cavendish catapulted himself to a magnificent stage victory in stage 6 of this year's Tirreno-Adriatico, beating Omega Pharma-QuickStep teammate Alessandro Petacchi and Team Cannondale's Peter Sagan in the sprint across the finish line.

was down to Matteo, Renshaw, Petacchi, and myself."

"I knew when Renshaw went with about 600 meters to go, I knew it would be hard for anyone to pass because we were going that fast. We were doing more than 1000 watts for the last 600 meters. We can go home and celebrate this victory tonight, and go for a good result with our two big engines tomorrow: Kwiato and Tony Martin. We've got 23-year-olds like Kwiato and Matteo, and 40-year-olds like Petacchi. But it really feels like a bunch of kids just going out to race their bikes."

Tomorrow's final stage of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico is a 9.1 kilometer individual time trial in which general classification leader Alberto Contador is hoping to confirm his status as anticipated Tirreno-Adriatico winner. Look for Omega Pharma - QuickStep's German World Champion Tony Martin to shine on the Italian roads as well.

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