Cavendish poised to take leaders jersey

George Hincapie TT bike Tour of California 2009

Mark Cavendish finished just five seconds down on Fabian Cancellara in Saturday?s short prologue at the Tour of California, giving himself an excellent chance of snatching the race lead in Sunday?s sprint finish.

Cavendish had highlighted stage one as a potential winning opportunity prior to travelling to California, and with ten seconds in time bonuses going to the winner he could take enough time to take the race lead.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.