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Mark Cavendish gets a 2 out of 5 score in the Giro d'Italia 2011 and leaves the race

Added: friday 20 May 2011 at 0:47:00
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    Mark Cavendish gets a 2 out of 5 score in the Giro d'Italia 2011 and leaves the raceA last stage for sprinters ... won by a sprinter. Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Highroad) to me more precise. The rider who saw 5 opportunities to win a stage in this Giro d'Italia 2011 was able to seize 2 out of these 5.

    The summary of the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2011: Castelfidardo > Ravenna

    A new stage with a flat race route, a new stage made for sprinters.

    After yesterday's victory for John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale), who started the pursuit for Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha Team) in the last 400 meters, today was a new stage where a breakaway group had little chances to continue until the finish.

    Miguel Minguez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), David Ricci Bitti (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli), Stef Clement ( Rabobank) and Stef ClementMichal Golas (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) decide to give it a try anyway after 5 kilometers in the race and they see their gap growing up to 4 minutes before it stabilises around 3 minutes.

    Up until 50 kilometers from the finish, they manage to maintain the gap around these values, but it starts to descend progressively from there on, going down to 56 seconds at 20 kilometers from the finish. Being led by the sprinters teams, the peloton gets back on the 4 leading riders at 11 kilometers from the finish.

    Mark RenshawThe riders than start to wait for a bunch sprint and it is thus not surprisingly to see the Team HTC-Highroad's train being set up, with Mark Renshaw as the driver of passenger Mark Cavendish. Finally, only Davide Appollonio, winner of the 4th and last stage of the Tour du Limousin last year, seemed to be able to prevent the English rider from winning. Despite his big effort, the Italian rider doesn't manage to get over him and ends up with a beautiful second place, ahead of Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD).

    Tomorrow the Giro will go back to the mountains ... to stay there until almost the end of this Giro d'Italia 2011 and this was thus for Mark Cavendish, just like Alessandro Petacchi and Danilo Hondo the reason to step out of this Tour of Italy 2011 after this last opportunity for sprinters. Indeed, these riders prefer not to take any risk in the mountains and to make sure they'll be able to get in shape for the Tour de France 2011 !

    Mark Cavendish's comments

    Mark CavendishMark Cavendish, who took his 4th victory in 2011 today, commented his second victory in this year's Giro in quite a similar way as two days ago: Winning today was really important, my team-mates had worked all day with no help at all from any other squad and I wanted to thank them for it by winning

    They did an incredible job. Then I started up my sprint with 200 meters to go and I managed to get it.

    I'm really pleased, the Giro is a very important race for me, there aren't any more sprint stages in this year's race and I really wanted to get another win here.

    The summary video of the stage

    If you'd like to see the images of the 12th stage of the Tour of Italy 2011, please check out the video below:

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Salut Thomas , c est LISEROIS . ah Zut tu étais sur le Rhone Alpes Isère Tour 2011 !!!! J ai suivi les étapes , celle qui partait de Vaulx Milieu eh bien tu es passé devant chez moi !!!! ( J aurais pu te faire gouter le gratin dauphinois , le Saint Marcellin ( fromage )et la Chartreuse verte ( digestif !) Voila ce que c est de venir trop rarement sur ton blog !!!!! Bon avec Bastien ,nous serons bien sur sur une étape du Tour 2011, l année dernière ,nous étions sur les Champs Elysées , car nous étions les gagnants du Jeu Vittel ( on le méritait bien ) avec notre panneau , faut dire que c est aussi grace a toi si l on a vécu ce week end inoubliable a Paris , car c est toi qui nous a donné l envie d étre sur la route du Tour . Alors Merci . A bientot Amicalement Liserois .

    | liserois | saturday 21 May 2011 at 7:48:51

  2. Salut !

    Dommage effectivement ! Je t'avais envoyé un mail depuis mon mobile (je ne sais pas si tu l'as bien reçu) mais un peu tard ... c'était lors de la deuxième étape je crois !

    Belle course en tout cas ... il y a de fortes chanches que je la refasse l'année prochaine !

    Tiens moi au courant pour l'étape que vous faites sur le Tour .. pas sûr du tout que je puisse venir à l'endroit où vous êtes mais si jamais j'y passe à vélo avec mes clients, ce sera avec plaisir que je viendrai vous saluer !

    | Thomas Vergouwen | sunday 22 May 2011 at 22:33:44

  3. Salut Thomas , hélas non je n ai pas recu ton mail , vraiment j enrage !!! Ca m aurait fait plaisir de te revoir , seras tu sur le Critérium du Dauphiné ? Si tu veux des photos de notre week end a Paris sur les Champs Elysées ,envoie moi ton adresse mail par mail . A+ Liserois

    | liserois | monday 23 May 2011 at 7:23:53

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