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Cavendish Gets First 2010 Road Win at Catalunya

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Star sprinter Mark Cavendish of Team HTC-Columbia finally got his first-ever win in a road race this season as he grabbed the 2nd stage victory at the 2010 Volta a Catalunya last Tuesday.

The British rider has had a rough start to his 2010 season, as he was beset by dental and medical problems as well as numerous crashes in the races. However, he seemed to have broken the jinx as he finally found himself on top of the podium as the winner of the Catalunya scond stage. Cavendish finished in front of Team Saxo Bank’s Juan Jose Haedo and Spanish rider Aitor Galdos, who finished in second and third place respectively.

Cavendish is in unfamiliar territory this year as his 2009 season was unlike what he is undergoing now. At this point of the season last year, he had already grabbed six victories, including the Milan-San Remo classic,…

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Schleck Drops Out of Volta a Catalunya

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Andy Schleck of Team Saxo Bank continues to suffer an awful season this year as he suffers yet another setback by having to drop out of the 2010 Volta a Catalunya before the start of the 2nd stage. Neither Schleck or representatives from Team Saxo Bank have given statements regarding the specific reason.

Schleck had joined the opening time trial race for the Volta a Catalunya and finished at 131st, but he was absent from the starting line of the 2nd stage this Tuesday. The Saxo Bank rider had injured his knee when he was hurt in a car accident during training last December 2009, and had to undergo a series of medical treatments while training in the winter. He failed to make an early start for the 2010 season when his knee started acting up again last January this year.

Schleck also had plans for racing in the…

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