CHASING LE TOUR: CAVENDISH OPENS HIS ACCOUNT - Stage 5 - The breakaway of the day formed shortly after the start with Delaplace (Sojasun), Sicard (Euskaltel), Arashiro (Europcar), Reza (Europcar), De Gendt (Vacansoleil), and Lutsenko (Astana) building up a lead of nearly 13 minutes. The gap was still more than five minutes with 40km to go and the responsibility was on Orica-GreenEDGE to lead the chase as Arashiro was only 3:42 back from Gerrans and had the virtual race lead.
This is what we want to see this year - Cav hands aloft after winning stages. First win in 2012 for Team Sky and the Manx Missile, in Stage 3 of Tour of Qatar.... Followed very quickly by their 2nd stage, Petter Nordhaug taking Stage 3 in Mallorca. Great day for Team Sky!!