06 Apr '11, 4pm

Cycling: Cavendish sprints to GP de l'Escaut victory

Cycling: Cavendish sprints to GP de l'Escaut victory

SCHOTEN, Belgium: Britain's Mark Cavendish sprinted clear of the field to claim victory at the Grand Prix l'Escaut on Wednesday. The HTC-Highroad sprinter, a 15-time stage winner on the Tour de France, steered clear of danger in a crash-marred finale to finish ahead of Russian Denis Galimzyanov and Belarussian Yauheni Hutarovich. Cavendish has endured a mediocre start to his season, so the Isle of Man rider was only too happy to find success at the scene of his maiden professional victory, in 2007. "This race is special for me because it's here that I took my first professional win," said Cavendish, who also won here in 2008. "It's been a frustrating season so far. I'm racing a lot this season, and I've had some bad luck, so it's good I can get the wins in, too." Cavendish added: "The team did a perfect job, chasing down the break and then getting me to the front as they a...

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