Mark Cavendish and Max Sciandri Giro 2009 stage 13

Mark Cavendish’s third victory, at the end of stage 13 in Florence, was his best and most important win in this year’s Giro d'Italia.

Yet again his Columbia team mates gave him a perfect lead out and then Cavendish surged to his 11th victory of the season and the 39th victory of his career. Alessandro Petacchi tried to come off his wheel but when he hit the wind he did not have the power to get near Cavendish, who crossed the line and celebrated his 24th birthday a day late with his usual one arm victory salute.

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