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Cavendish second in Etoile de Besseges

British sprinter Mark Cavendish came agonisingly close to scoring a win on his debut for T-Mobile, finishing a close second to Angelo Furlan in a hard-fought sprint at the end of the first stage of the Etoile de Besseges in Marseilles. Tinkoff Credit System’s Ruggero Marzoli placed third, with’s Baden Cooke back in fourth spot. The team, forced to ride without the sponsor’s logo in Tuesday’s GP de la Ouverture, rode in the correct team strip for Wednesday’s event.

Angelo Furlan snaffles Etoile de Besseges stage one

No easy wins even in February

Furlan happy to be back to winning ways

Mark Cavendish so close to the win

Tyler Hamilton returns as the Sphinx

Am I really racing again?

Hamilton ponders his return to the peloton

Grey February skies cheer the peloton

Credit Agricole work on the front

Mark Cavendish wears the T-Mobile strip

Furlan tries on the leader’s jersey


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