Stage win for Cav

Mark Cavendish on Monday won the penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in Italy.

The Manxman finished off a strong leadout display from his Omega Pharma-QuickStep squad to win the 189-kilometre sixth stage from Bucchianico to Porto Sant'Elpidio.

With many of his main rivals tangled up in a crash inside the closing kilometres, Cavendish won with ease as team-mate Alessandro Petacchi placed second and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) third.

The race concludes on Tuesday with a 9.1km time-trial in San Benedetto del Tronto, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) in possession of a lead of more than two minutes.