Mark Cavendish takes third stage win in 2015 Tour of California

Mark Cavendish makes it three wins in 2015 Amgen Tour of California as Toms Skujins retains overall race lead

Mark Cavendish wins stage 5 of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California

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Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) claimed his third stage win in the 2015 Amgen Tour of California on Thursday, beating his rivals on a rain-soaked day to take the bunch sprint in Santa Clarita.

Manxman Cavendish out-paced sprint rival and the previous day's stage winner Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) to win, with Sagan also being bettered on the line by Belgian Zico Waeytens (Giant-Alpecin) in second. Cavendish's win means that he extends his points classification lead over Sagan - it's also his 12th victory of the season, no rider has won more in 2015.

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