Mark Cavendish: Omega Pharma's plan to put him in Tirreno lead

Omega Pharma-QuickStep, Tirreno-Adriatico 2013 TTT

Mark Cavendish cut through the rainstorms today to take the overall lead in Tirreno-Adriatico's opening stage in Donoratico, Italy. His Omega Pharma-QuickStep squad won the 16.9km opening team time trial along the coast ahead of Movistar and BMC Racing.

It was Omega Pharma's plan to win and to put Cavendish in the blue jersey.

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