Cavendish Wins Stage 5 of Tour de France 2013
Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) has opened his account at this year’s Tour de France. The Manx missile took a crash-marred bunch sprint to win Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour, a flat, 228. 5-km run from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille in 5:31:51. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) took second, and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) finished third. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) remains the maillot jaune.
off his wheel. I just carried on the speed he took me to and only for the last 250 meters and that was it. We won. I'm super, super happy with the win today. The guys worked exactly like they wanted to the whole stage. We started the sprinting off just like we did in the Giro d'Italia. Yesterday was frustrating. We were less than a second from the stage win. Now we can celebrate, we've got good morale in the team and we boosted it even more today."
In the overall, Gerrans leads teammates Daryl Impey and Michael Albasini. Stage 6 should be another stage that does not change the general classification. The 176.5-km run from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier will be flat, and the sprinters should control it. Will Cavendish win again? Will Kittel or Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) challenge him? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!
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