Mark Cavendish aims for 100th win at Giro having been well protected in the mountains despite loss of Bernhard Eisel

Mark Cavendish wins Giro d'Italia 2013 stage one

Today at the Giro d'Italia, Mark Cavendish is aiming to secure his 100th victory

since turning professional in 2007. The Manxman made it through the Giro's early mountain stages and first summit finish with dedicated team support.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.