Mark Cavendish fights hard in De Panne opener

Mark Cavendish, Three Days of De Panne 2013, stage one

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) arrived to Zottegem empty-handed today despite a hard fight over the Flemish countryside. He had no answer for Peter Sagan (Cannondale), winner of Three Days of De Panne stage one.

"That guy's pretty unbeatable right now," Cavendish said from the steps of the team bus.

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