Mark Cavendish sprints to first Giro d’Italia stage victory in nearly 10 years

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  • Rider wins in Hungary nine years after last appearance in 2013
  • Stage three win is his 16th at Giro d’Italia and 160th in his career

Mark Cavendish enjoyed a winning return to the Giro d’Italia as he sprinted to victory on stage three in Hungary. In the 36-year-old’s first appearance at the grand tour since 2013, he powered to the front with about 300 metres remaining and held off Arnaud Démare and Fernando Gaviria to take victory in Balatonfured.

It was the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider’s 16th stage win at the Giro d’Italia and the 160th victory of his professional career. He was ecstatic to finish off his team’s hard work on the 201km race from Kaposvar. “I’m very happy. It’s nice to win. I wanted to do good in the first sprint,” said Cavendish.

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