Cavendish blitzes rivals to win Giro stage 9

Mark Cavendish Giro d Italia 2009 stage 9

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Mark Cavendish (Columbia-Highroad) has won today's city centre stage of the 2009 Giro d'Italia in Milan, taking his first solo win in this year's race.

After Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes) denied Cavendish the victory on stage two by sweeping around him, Cavendish and his team were leaving nothing to chance.

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