The sprinters once again took center stage at the 95th Giro d'Italia.
Reigning World Champion, Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling), regaled in the maglia rossa passione as the leader in the Points Classification, took the bunch sprint in front of Alexander Kristoff (Katusha Team) and his former lead-out man Mark Renshaw (Rabobank Cycling Team) to up his Giro d'Italia stage tally to three, and ten overall.
"Everything turned out perfectly for me in the finale, Cavendish told Cyclingnews. The team did a good job, my friends are very committed, but Geraint and the other lack a bit of experience. Give us a little time and our train will be perfect."
Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha Team) remained in pink for a fourth day.
Results - Stage 13 - Savona - Cervere (121km)
1. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling - 3:02:07
2. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
3. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team
General Classification After Stage 13
1. Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team - 54:21:15
2. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda - 0:00:17
3. Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat - 0:00:26
4. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team - 0:00:32
5. Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team - 0:00:49
6. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team - 0:00:52
7. Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team
8. Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale - 0:00:57
9. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale - 0:01:02
10. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep - 0:01:03
Jersey Leaders After Stage 13
maglia rosa - Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team
maglia rosso passione - Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling
maglia azzurra - Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
maglia bianca - Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
Next: Stage 14 - Cherasco - Cervinia (205km)
Photo: Associated Press/Gian Mattia D'Alberto