Mark Cavendish wins second consecutive stage in Tour du Poitou Charentes

Mark Cavendish underlines return to form with victory on stage two of French race to extend overall lead

Mark Cavendish in the Tour du Poitou Charentes 2014

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won his second consecutive stage of the Tour du Poitou Charentes in France on Wednesday.

Cavendish got the better of Movistar fastman Enrique Sanz with Frenchman Lorenzo Manzin (FDJ) in third. The Manx sprinter's consistent performance shows that he has firmly put his Tour de France shoulder injury behind him.

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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.