Kennaugh beats Cavendish

Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh have both been in action in Switzerland’s Tour de Romandie. Cavendish finished 18th in Tuesday’s prologue time trial, crossing the line nine seconds behind his HTC-Columbia team-mate Marco Pinotti who won the 4.3km race against the clock in 5min 17sec.

Team Sky rider Kennaugh was making his comeback to racing after breaking his collarbone and finished 89th and 18 seconds behind the stage winner. On Wednesday’s 175km stage one from Porrentruy to Fleurier, Kennaugh finished in the peloton in the same time as stage winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo).

Cavendish finished 132nd in a group 9min 28sec behind.

Going into Thursday’s second stage Kennaugh was 66th on general classification and Cavendish 113th. The race finishes in Sion on Sunday. IOMToday

PS Cav was back yesterday but he was a bit rude to his critics.