Mark Cavendish Giro 2008 stage 4
(Image credit: GRAHAM WATSON)

Britain's Mark Cavendish has won his first grand tour stage.

The sprinter from the Isle of Man got the better of yesterday's winner Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) at the finish of the 187-kilometre stage to Catanzaro-Lungomare in the Giro d'Italia.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.