Mark Cavendish loses second San Luis sprint to Fernando Gaviria

Twenty-year-old Colombian bests Cavendish for second time in three days

Fernando Gaviria wins Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de San Luis from Mark Cavendish and Sacha Modolo

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step) has lost his second straight sprint in 2015 to 20-year-old Fernando Gaviria. Just as in stage one, the Colombian, riding for his national team, jumped Cavendish early and held him off for stage three of the Tour de San Luis in Juana Koslay, Argentina.

Cavendish, with over 100 career wins to his name, finished three bike lengths back, gesturing angrily behind him towards third-place finisher Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.