Mark Cavendish takes lead in Tirreno-Adriatico

Omega Pharma-QuickStep win opening team time trial in Tirreno-Adriatico to put Mark Cavendish in race lead

Mark Cavendish in leader's jersey after stage one TTT, Tirreno-Adriatico 2014

Mark Cavendish claimed the leader's jersey of Tirreno-Adriatico after his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team won the opening team time trial.

Cavendish led his team over the line in San Vincenzo after they blitzed the 18.5km coastal TTT course. Orica-GreenEdge placed second at 11 seconds, with Movistar in third spot at 18 seconds.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.