Mark Cavendish takes 100th win as Wiggins' Giro bid falters

Mark Cavendish wins stage 12 of 2013 Giro d'Italia

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) won his 100th victory as a professional on a rain soaked and tumultuos day at the Giro d'Italia that saw the overall chances of Bradley Wiggins (Sky) all but disappear on the road to Treviso.

A well-drilled chase and leadout from Omega Pharma-Quickstep caught the day's breakaway with metres to spare and the Manxman duly delivered in a messy sprint ahead of Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) and Luka Mezgec (Argos-Shimano).

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.