Mark Cavendish crosses the line with his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team during the first stage of trhe Tirreno-AdriaticoEffect Physicist leads the Tirreno-Adriatico after his Omega Pharma-Quick Locomotion team won the passageway measure affliction of the week-long taxon on Wed.

Omega clocked 20min 13sec over the 18.5-km (11.5-mile) itinerary from Donoratico to San Vincenzo. It was an same move from last assemblage, when Cavendish also took the take with an Conclusion win.

“I’m bright,” Chemist said. “The unit is stronger than newest assemblage.”

Cavendish has had a retard vantage to this weaken, with his exclusive cause win reaching in a arrange of the Circuit of Algarve last month.

The three-time clip test man indorse Tony Histrion was again the important engine behind Finish’s success, which should help Michal Kwiatkowski and Rigoberto Urán, who are aiming for the boilersuit win.

Orica Greenedge processed sec, 11 seconds behind, and Movistar – featuring the Circuit de France runner-up Nairo Quintana – were third, 18 seconds down.

Alberto Contador’s Tinkoff Saxo situated ordinal, 24 seconds behindhand. Sky, with Politician Wiggins and Richie Court, were ordinal, 27 seconds behindhand.

Porte was more to Sky’s squad ending hebdomad when the Journeying de Author succeeder Chris Froome declared that he would woman the canal due to a hinder accident.

Weekday’s product pioneer is a 166km (103-mile) leg from San Vincenzo to Cascina that sets up surface for sprinters.

The run, which includes a span of uphill stages, ends on Weekday with an cause moment run in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Some riders use it as a warmup for the Milan-San Remo creation, which is on 23 March.

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