Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl (Italy) - Press Release: The Manxman takes his 16th win at the Corsa Rosa after a hugely impressive acceleration.
Mark Cavendish produced an incredible sprint that has left people buzzing even now, long after the 201km stage 3 concluded, to pick up his first victory in nine years at Il Giro, etching his name in the history books as the oldest non-Italian rider (36 years and 352 days) to clock up a win at the Italian Grand Tour.
“The boys were phenomenal today, the way they protected me and controlled the peloton was just outstanding. I knew I had to deliver with such a fantastic team around me and I’m content I could do it. Everyone was so committed today. In the sprint, things were hectic, but Michael remained super cool all the time. Then I had to go long in the end, with 300 meters left, but I had the legs to do that and I’m happy I could hang on for that long”, explained Mark Cavendish after his 53rd Grand Tour stage victory.
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