Mark Cavendish ready for Milan-San Remo after Tirreno stage victory

Omega Pharma-QuickStep set Mark Cavendish up for perfect win on stage six of Tirreno-Adriatico

Alessandro Petacchi and Mark Cavendish, Tirreno-Adriatico 2014, stage six

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish passed his final test with top marks ahead of what could be his last Milan-San Remo appearance on Sunday. He sprinted to win Tirreno-Adriatico's sixth stage along the coast in southern Italy, just six days before his San Remo appointment.

"It's always hard to do what Sky does, control, and always hard to the do lead out like team Giant does. We have GC guys too," Cavendish said. "But we won the team time trial and had blue jersey, and still did the sprints and won. Omega Pharma-QuickStep is a super-strong team not only in the legs, but a super group of friends."

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