Cavendish wins Stage 4

It’s not often a Manx story comes from the LA Times but today it does.

Not much changes after Stage 4 of the Tour of California goes through the Sierra Mountains.
By Diane Pucin
February 19, 2009

Reporting from Clovis, Calif. — Mark Cavendish calls himself “the fastest rider on earth.” He’s also fearless and focused on the one thing a cycling sprinter cares about most: the finish line.

With that line in his sights Wednesday, Cavendish, the 23-year-old from the Isle of Man who races for Columbia-Highroad and who won four sprint finish stages at the 2008 Tour de France, burst through the final 500 meters of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California for his first win here.