Cavendish claims victory on last stage after 'long, hard slog' of a Giro d’Italia

Cavendish won from a bunch sprint as Primož Roglič sealed overall victory

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) sealed a stage victory on the final stage of the Giro d’Italia in Rome. 

The Manxman used Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) as a lead-out man after the Movistar rider launched his sprinter early, and ultimately won by several bike-lengths as he powered past Gaviria and no other sprinter managed to latch onto his wheel. 

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.