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Cavendish wins stage two of Giro d’Italia

Sky Procycling rider Mark Cavendish takes the countdown at the start of the opening time trial in Herning. — Reuters picSky Procycling rider Mark Cavendish takes the countdown at the start of the opening time trial in Herning. — Reuters picHERNING, Denmark, May 7 — Britain’s Mark Cavendish won stage two of the Giro d’Italia cycle race yesterday, starting and finishing in the Danish town of Herning.

The world champion triumphed in a bunch sprint to collect his fifth victory of the season and eighth on the Giro.

Australian Matt Goss was second and American Taylor Phinney retained the overall lead.

The Giro has a third stage in Denmark today before it moves to Italy. — Reuters