Lazy Journalism from the BBC
This sums up how little they actually know about cycling
"Meanwhile, Wiggins's Team Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish struggled in the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico coast to coast race in Italy on Saturday.
The Isle of Man rider, outshone by Sky team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen on Friday, came home in 146th place, leaving him 138th in the overall standings. The fourth stage, from Amelia to Chieti, was won by Slovakian Peter Sagan."
If they knew anything they should have known it was not a 'Sprinters stage' or they just expect Cavendish to be a world beater no matter what
either way i find it quite poor and also somewhat disrespectful to Cavendish by making out he struggled, and inferring that he should be high up in the overall.