Clasica de Almeria in Cav's Words

Embedded image permalinkMark Cavendish:
"Yesterday I didn't really feel good during the race at Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, but today the team was really motivated. We started riding from kilometer zero. We were always in front, in the first 10 positions of the group the entire race. We also rode strong in the wind, and made the decision to break up the bunch in the crosswind after the last climb. With 30 kilometers to go Katusha and Movistar moved up to help us out, so the front group went full gas until the finish line.  In the sprint Zdenek Stybar began the leadout into the final 450 meters. Then Mark Renshaw led me out, and I was in his slipstream until 150 meters to go. By the time I went it was just a matter of finishing off the race for the win. It was perfect. I am super happy and proud about the way the team controlled the race the entire day. We are riding so united. You can see it not just here, but at Tour of Qatar where Niki Terpstra won the overall and they also won the team classification. Now we just need to keep up this team atmosphere and keep trying to win races."

1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick Step 4:36:19  
2 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Esp) Movistar Team  
3 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick Step  
4 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
5 Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
6 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha  
7 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8 Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
9 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
10 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
11 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
12 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
13 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
14 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
15 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
16 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
17 Patrick Schelling (Sui) IAM Cycling  
18 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
19 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
20 Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling

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