Mark Cavendish's 100th victory since turning professional

Mark Cavendish 100 wins

Mark Cavendish sprinted to his 100th win since turning professional in 2007 at the Giro d'Italia today.

The 27-year-old won a field sprint at the end of the 134km, rain-soaked, 12th stage to Treviso ahead of Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) and Luka Mezgec (Argos-Shimano) with a small break caught some 300 metres from the line.

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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.