Giro d'Italia 2013: stage one - photo gallery

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Giro d’Italia 2013: stage one – photo gallery

Mark Cavendish resumed a business as usual footing after a disappointing Classics campaign for his Omega Pharma-QuickStep squad.

With the added motivation of a promise to keep to British designer, Sir Paul Smith, to whom he’d sworn to win the first maglia rosa of the 2013 Giro, Cavendish largely made his own luck in the closing metres.

With Elia Viviani (Cannondale Pro Cycling) already in full flight, Cavendish steered around an impromptu sprint train of RadioShack-Leopard and Orica GreenEDGE riders, and drove for the line.

Cobbles and climbs may not suit him, but on a flat runway, there isn’t a sprinter in the world who can live with Cavendish.

Stefano Sirrotti was in Naples today with his lens trained on the Manx Missile. Enjoy this gallery of his best images.

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