Cavendish takes first win of 2010 in Catalonia

Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Catalonia 2010, stage two

It's a bit of a cliché, but this time Mark Cavendish's huge smile as he crossed the finish line of stage two of the Tour of Catalonia with his arms in the air really did say it all. After all, it's been more than six months since the HTC-Columbia sprinter last took a win, in stage two of the Tour of Missouri last year, but at Catalonia Cavendish proved conclusively he is back on top of his game.

And although Cavendish was a clear winner at the slightly uphill finish in the small town of Banyoles ahead of SaxoBank's Juan Jose Haedo, this was no straightforward victory.

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