Cycling

Cavendish sprints to stage win

2012-05-06 17:58
Mark Cavendish (File)

Copenhagen - World champion Mark Cavendish showed his sprint rivals he is still the man to beat as he won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia 206km around Herning on Sunday.

American Taylor Phinney survived a late crash to hold onto the leaders' pink jersey.

Phinney lost his chain with about 8km left but his BMC team worked hard to bring him back into the peloton before the final sprint began.

There was another crash a few hundred metres from the line that took out some of the sprint contenders but Cavendish was in the right place and kept his cool to take victory.

Australian Matthew Goss was second with Frenchman Geoffrey Soupe taking third.

Provisional result and overall standings after the 206km second stage of the Giro d'Italia starting and finishing in Herning, Denmark on Sunday:

1. Mark Cavendish (Britain / Team Sky) 4:53:12" 2. Matthew Goss (Australia / Orica) same time 3. Geoffrey Soupe (France / FDJ) 4. Tyler Farrar (U.S. / Garmin) 5. Roberto Ferrari (Italy / Androni Giocattoli) 6. Mark Renshaw (Australia / Rabobank) 7. Thor Hushovd (Norway / BMC Racing) 8. Daniele Bennati (Italy / RadioShack) 9. William Bonnet (France / FDJ) 10. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky)

Overall standings:

1. Taylor Phinney (U.S. / BMC Racing) 5:03:38" 2. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) +9" 3. Alex Rasmussen (Denmark / Garmin) +13" 4. Manuele Boaro (Italy / Saxo Bank) +15" 5. Gustav Larsson (Sweden / Vacansoleil) +22" 6. Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania / Garmin) 7. Brett Lancaster (Australia / Orica) +23" 8. Marco Pinotti (Italy / BMC Racing) +24" 9. Jesse Sergent (New Zealand / RadioShack) +26" 10. Nelson Oliveira (Portugal / RadioShack) +27" 11. Tomas Vaitkus (Lithuania / Orica) 12. Mark Cavendish (Britain / Team Sky) 13. Stef Clement (Netherlands / Rabobank) +28" 14. Robert Hunter (South Africa / Garmin) 15. Jack Bauer (New Zealand / Garmin)

Read more on:    giro d'italia  |  mark cavendish  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Are you a LionHeart?

2014-10-20 09:23

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

The truth about painkillers and exercise

Many of us use painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines to mask pain so they can continue with their training.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

This all-terrain vehicle is badass!
Where were you when you last felt alive?
Watch: Fishing under ice
This is why you need to get fit in your 20's
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.