Team spirit the key, says Columbia chief

Columbia-Highroad team manager Rolf Aldag looked a nervous but excited man at around half-past five on Saturday afternoon at the Giro d'Italia. By that time, all of his riders bar pink jersey elect Mark Cavendish were safely holed up in the comfort of their team bus, while Cavendish awaited his verdict in front of a TV screen in the media tent by the Venice finish line. "I was a bit disappointed when we crossed the line," Cavendish grimaced. "I think we could have gone quicker..."

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