Found May 04, 2013 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Mark Cavendish
Britain's Mark Cavendish won the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia that was marred by a crash shortly before the finish on Saturday. The main pack was split into two groups when riders went down with less than a mile to go in the 81-mile leg. Cavendish, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, finished in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 38 seconds on the circuit in downtown Naples, Italy. Elia Viviani, an Italian with Cannondale, was second. Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni, with FDJ, was third. Cavendish won his 11th career Giro stage and 98th overall. He'll wear the overall leader's pink jersey in Sunday's second stage, a team time trial on the nearby island of Ischia.

Cavendish aims to open Giro with win in Naples

It's rare when a regular sprint stage opens a Grand Tour, and British standout Mark Cavendish wants to take advantage of the opportunity when the Giro d'Italia starts on Saturday. The first stage is an 81-mile leg that will follow a circuit in downtown Naples. ''It would be a dream to take the pink jersey in the first stage,'' Cavendish said. ''It...
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