Cavendish wins first stage of Tour de San Luis in Argentina

Associated Press

1/21/2013 7:41:35 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Britain's Mark Cavendish won Monday's first stage of the Tour de San Luis, taking out the sprint finish to get off to a good start in the week-long race in central Argentina.

Cavendish, the road-race world champion, edged won by less than a bike length ahead of Sacha Modolo and Alessandro Petacchi to take the 164-kilometre stage.

Stage two on Tuesday is 172 kilometres.