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Cavendish breaks away with 200m left to win first stage

Updated: September 8, 2008, 8:12 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mark Cavendish waited with the main group, then jumped from the wheel of one Columbia teammate to another, working his way toward the front for one final kick.

And what a kick it was.

Cavendish burst around American Tyler Farrar with less than 200 meters left to take the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday, his first official win in the United States.

"Tyler jumped 200 and I just slid in on his wheel and gave an extra two seconds of rest," said ...

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