Cavendish hails 'special' victory as he becomes first British winner of Milano-Torino

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider pays tribute to his team after third victory of the year

Mark Cavendish
(Image credit: Getty Images)

After becoming the first British rider to win Milano-Torino, and one of the first sprinters in the race's illustrious history, Mark Cavendish said that it was "going to be quite special" to see his name on the roll of honour.

The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider sprinted to victory on the outskirts of Turin to take his third win of the season, and took the opportunity to pay tribute to his teammates afterward.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.