Mark Cavendish takes first win of 2018 with Dubai Tour stage three sprint victory

Mark Cavendish sprints to victory on stage three of the 2018 Dubai Tour, as Elia Viviani moves into the overall race lead after Dylan Groenewegen is handed a time penalty

Mark Cavendish wins stage three of the 2018 Dubai Tour

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) took his first victory of the 2018 season, claiming stage three of the Dubai Tour on Thursday.

It's the Manxman's first win since taking a stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour in February 2017 after last season was severely hampered by glandular fever and a crash on stage four of the Tour de France that saw him forced out of the race with a fractured shoulder.

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