Mark Cavendish claims impressive victory on second stage of UAE Tour

The Manxman pipped stage one winner Jasper Philipsen to the win by a wheel

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) managed to take victory on the second stage of the UAE Tour, holding off red jersey holder Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) in a bunch sprint by pipping him to the line. 

The pair battled in a two-man race in the final 100m, dropping the rest of the field's talented sprinters in the final couple of hundred metres. Cavendish attacked early on, and managed to maintain just enough distance between him and the Belgian to take the victory by a wheel. 

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