Elia Viviani: Cavendish is still the sprinter to beat at the Tour of Britain

Elia Viviani, stage winner, Tour of Britain 2013, stage one

Elia Viviani humbly insisted Mark Cavendish remains the sprinter to beat in the Tour of Britain despite claiming victory in the race's opening stage at Drumlanrig Castle this afternoon.

Viviani (Cannondale) beat Cavendish's team-mate Alessandro Petacchi and Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) to take the win after the Manxman was boxed in in the final kilometre.

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