Mark Cavendish: I’ve never been the strongest or the fastest but I win

Cavendish praises team as he makes a winning return to the Giro d'Italia

Mark Cavendish at the 2022 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish continued his Grand Tour renaissance at the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, picking up where he left off nine years ago with a formidable sprint victory.

After returning to the Tour de France last year and defiantly racing to four stage wins, the 36-year-old looks like he could be on a similar trajectory at the Giro this year, winning the first sprint finish of the 2022 edition having won the final sprint in his last appearance in 2013. Like the Tour, it's a race he flourished in during the early part of his career, taking 15 stages in five appearances before this year. 

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