Cavendish disappointed but will fight back after rare sprint defeat

Mark Cavendish, Vuelta a Espana 2010 stage two

Mark Cavendish spent a long time with the press on Sunday evening's warm sunshine in Marbella after stage two of the 2010 Vuelta a Espana discussing what had been a tough day that ended in a rare bunch sprint defeat.

The result had echoes of the 2009 Tour of Italy, when Cavendish was the first leader of the race after HTC-Columbia the team time trial, but then lost the first bunch sprint the following day to Alessandro Petacchi.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.