Mark Cavendish, Team Columbia, winner of stage 1 at the Tour of Ireland cycle race

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Mark Cavendish from the Isle of Man, Team Columbia, winner of four stages in the 2008 Tour de France, at the Tour of Ireland cycle race Stage 1, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2. On his left is Bernhard Eisel (Austria). Cavendish went onto win today’s stage into Waterford.
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