Cycling

Mark Cavendish wins National Road Race Championship

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Mark Cavendish claimed his first National Road Race Championship on Sunday, after winning a sprint finish in Glasgow. 

The Manx rider overtook David Millar on the home straight and held off the challenge of Ian Stannard, who recovered from a puncture in the penultimate lap to claim silver. 

Victory for Cavendish should prove the ideal preparation for his Tour de France campaign, which starts in Corsica on Saturday.

The 28-year-old was made to work hard for his victory, with Millar attacking in the final stages after a four-man leading group had emerged in the ninth of 14 laps of the 14.2km circuit around Glasgow's city centre and West End.

But the Scot could not get far enough ahead of Cavendish to overcome the Omega Pharma Quickstep rider's famed sprinting ability.

Peter Kennaugh missed out on a medal after failing to keep up with the pace as the race reached a climax in Glasgow Green.


Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://bit.ly/12evFlH

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Tour De France
Mark Cavendish
Cycling

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again