Mark Cavendish sprints to Giro d'Italia 2022 stage three victory

Manxman puts in long sprint to hold off rivals and take first Giro victory since 2013

Mark Cavendish at the 2022 Giro d'Italia
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Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) powered to victory on stage three of the 2022 Giro d'Italia, holding off his rivals with a long-range sprint.

The Manxman was dropped off by his final lead-out man Michael Mørkøv with just under 300m to go and was able to hold his effort all the way to the line to beat Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates).

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).