Battered Cavendish battles through rain-lashed Suisse stage

Mark Cavendish, Tour de Suisse 2010, stage 5

Mark Cavendish may have had the worst ever crash of his career on Tuesday but the HTC-Columbia sprinter continued to race on in the Tour de Suisse.

Cavendish finished 129th, in the second last group on the stage, but as HTC-Columbia sports director Brian Holm said, the good news was that he could complete the day's racing - 172.5 kilometres long, very hilly and run off in heavy rain.

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