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With more Tour de France stage wins than any other Brit, Mark Cavendish is one of the most explosive sprint cyclists that has ever graced road racing. This is his heart-pumping account from the saddle of what it takes in body and mind to win one of the sport's most legendary classics - the 298 kilometre Milan-San Remo.
This digital bite has been extracted from Mark Cavendish's riveting book Boy Racer.