In the 2011 tour de ski, Devon came in first in one of the sprint stages, beating Dario Cologna, and Petter Northug.
Zanini won the closing sprint stages of the Giro d'Italia in 1994 and the Tour de France in 2000.
Joshua, on the other hand, described himself as "in the sprint stage."
He could only place second or third on the subsequent sprint stages, but returned to form later in the race winning stage twelve, thirteen, eighteen and the points classification.
He could only place second or third on the subsequent sprint stages, but returned to form later in the race winning stages 12, 13, 18 and the green jersey points classification.
Stage 18 was the Giro's last straightforward sprint stage.
Some teams are organized around a single specialized sprinter, and in the final kilometers of a sprint stage, these teams jockey for position at the front of the peloton.
Stage 10 after the rest day was one of the few seemingly straightforward sprint stages in this Giro.
Cavendish rebounded in stage 5, another straightforward sprint stage.
Stage 10, while it contained four categorized climbs, was another likely sprint stage.