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HTC-Highroad win Giro time trial opener

Mark Cavendish's HTC-Highroad team won the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia yesterday, a team time-trial.

Cavendish crossed the line fourth, with his Italian team mate Marco Pinotti leading them home.

HTC-Highroad beat Team RadioShack by 10 seconds on the 19.3km course from Venaria Reale to Turin.

Peter Kennaugh's Team Sky came ninth, 37 seconds behind HTC.

Pinotti will have the honour of wearing the leader's pink jersey for stage two today, which covers the 244km from Alba to Parma.

It's the second longest of this year's Giro but is relatively flat and looks ideal for a sprint finish.

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