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Mark Cavendish was the toast of Italy this morning, with the fans cheering him at the start in Belvedere Marritimo and the press hailing him as cycling?s new sprint sensation.

As he enjoyed his new-found star status, the 22-year-old, who celebrates his 23rd birthday a week today, hit back at one of his critics, the Italian rider Filippo Pozzato, in the pages of one of Italy?s most respected Italian sports papers.

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