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When there's a sprint, there's Cavendish

Updated: February 19, 2009, 7:15 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

CLOVIS, Calif. -- As usual, the final sprint was a kaleidoscope of sinew and spokes and color, too congested and crazy to make sense of with the naked eye, too close to call until you saw a couple of replays. According to Mark Cavendish, the result was also inevitable.

The Team Columbia-High Road rider was front and center in the pack that charged down a straightaway toward the finish line in Wednesday's Stage 4 of the Tour of California in a cloud of yellow chalk dust. Kids had been ...

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