The British cycling zone must be in an amazing mood lately. Mark Cavendish, one of the most eminent Briton sprinters from Omega Pharma team has won over the opening stage of Giro d’Italia on last Saturday.
The principle pack was divided into 2 groups & riders rode down a little over a mile to ride in 81-mile leg & only a few cyclists were in front contesting the sprint. Mark won in two hours, fifty eight minutes & thirty eight seconds at the inaugural stage which had a crash a little prior to the finish. Seemingly partially blocked off behind a little group powered by Orica GreenEdge (Australian squad) after some of the sprinters sheered clear due to late crash, Mark resolved the affair with his brilliant late acceleration that led him to be the first one to reach up to the finishing line.
He has emerged victorious in a combined thirty seven stages T Giro, Vuelta and Tour de France- 3 of the grandest cycling tours. The recent win at Giro marks eleventh Giro-stage victory for the leading Briton sprinter and comes 98th among his overall wins. The recent win achieved him Giro’s overall leader’s Magila Rosa pink jersey. He grinned while receiving the first pink Giro jersey for the year before a huge crowd on seafront with the magnificent Mt. Vesuvius creating a panoramic backdrop.
While approached on the Giro opening win, the British cyclist remarked-“I really wished to have a win in Napoli and now I would go out for pizza”.
Elia Viviani (Italian) from Cannondale team came second in the Giro opening stage this year. The Italian rider was seen pounding the handlebars continuously in frustration when Mark claimed his eleventh stage victory in Giro. The prestigious 3 week long Italian race will run till May 26th.