Italian youngster Andrea Guardini went off-script with an emphatic sprint win over world champion Mark Cavendish in stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia. The 22-year-old Farnese Vini rookie led out the bunch sprint at the close of a short and fast 149km stage to Vedelago, holding off the challenge from both Team Sky's Cavendish and Italy's Roberto Ferrari (Androni Giocattoli). It is Guardini's maiden win on his debut Grand Tour. The result was a blow to Britain’s Cavendish, who was looking for a fourth Giro stage win and maximum points to consolidate his slender lead in the red jersey points competition.
Video Highlights 24/05/2012: San Vito di Cadore – Vedelago (149 km - Stage 17 - Giro d'Italia 2012)
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