Italian denies Cavendish victory

Britain’s Mark Cavendish narrowly missed out on a second successive stage win at the Tour of San Luis in Argentina on Tuesday.

The Manx sprinter won Monday’s opening stage on his debut with the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team.

And he was edged out by Sacha Modolo of Italy by less than a bike length on stage two’s uphill finish, with Australia’s Leigh Howard third.

“I tried, but Modolo was just better today,” said 27-year-old Cavendish.

“We gave everything we had as a team. We were short some riders at the end, but the guys really did an incredible job for me today.”

Cavendish endured a frustrating one-year spell with Team Sky in 2012 which saw him support Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and culminated in him

quitting the British outfit

for his new Belgian team.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/21163274

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