Mark Cavendish wins Giro d'Italia opener in Naples

Mark Cavendish wins Giro d'Italia 2013 stage one

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won the opening stage of the 2013 Giro d'Italia in Naples on Saturday, earning the right to wear the coveted pink jersey of race leader.

Cavendish took the victory from a reduced peloton after a crash held up the majority of his Omega Pharma team-mates and several of his sprint rivals.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.