Mark Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour of California

Manx Missile Mark Cavendish claims his 10th victory of the season, winning stage one of the Amgen Tour of California

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

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Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) won the opening stage of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento on Sunday in an dominant display of sprinting.

Cavendish looked to be in a class of his own in the finale of the fast-paced stage, with none of his sprint rivals able to hold his wheel let alone get around him to nab the victory. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished as best of the rest in second place, and Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) came home for third.

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