Cavendish wins Tour warm up

TOUR de France hopeful Mark Cavendish secured a morale-boosting victory in the run up to the epic event yesterday, grabbing his first-ever general classification win.

Cavendish, Britain’s world champion cyclist, took the Ster ZLM Toer for Team Sky, holding onto the yellow jersey.

Radobank’s Lars Boom came in second, eight seconds behind Cavendish.

“I wanted to be in my best form and am definitely in it so I’m looking forward to France now,” Cavendish said.

The Tour de France begins on 30 June in Belgium.