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Mark Cavendish pushes for win in Tour of California's fifth stage

Mark Cavendish pushes for win in Tour of California's fifth stage

Drought and hot temperatures that have plagued Southern California were not factors Thursday in the 10th Amgen Tour of California. As cyclists made their way from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita, they were drenched in rain. Mark Cavendish of Great Britain was cold, but also perfectly positioned. Cavendish waited until only a few hundred meters remained before launching a sprint that gave him his third stage victory in five days. Cavendish, 29, passed Zico Waeytens of Belgium and held off Peter Sagan of Slovakia to win the 95.7-mile stage from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita. Cavendish credited Mark Renshaw and other Etixx-Quick Step teammates for helping to set him up for the...

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