Cav Takes His Second
Omega Pharma Quickstep put in some truly hard fast work for their sprinter, Mark Cavendish. The final lead out man (and excellent sprinter in his own right) Alejandro Pettachi, was so fast that they gapped the rest of the peloton and every sprinter was left trying to chase back on when Cav opened up his sprint. Amazingly enough, Elia Viviani, was able to chase back up to Cav, but ran out of room before he could catch the Manx Missile. Today was Cavendish's second victory in the Tour and tenth over all for the Tour of Britain for the British National Champion road racer.