16 Jul 2009

Cavendish wins again

6:44 am on 16 July 2009

Same result as yesterday in the Tour de France with Britain's Mark Cavendish winning the 11th stage in a mass sprint finish of the 192km ride to St Fargeau.

All the top sprinters were again competing for honour's with American Tyler Farrar of New Zealander Julian Dean's Garmin Slipstream team finishing second.

It is the 4th stage win of this year's tour for Cavendish who now equals Barry Hoban's British record of eight victories in the world's greatest race.

Italian Rinaldo Nocentini retained the overall leader's yellow jersey six seconds ahead of Spain's Alberto Contador with American Lance Armstrong in third place eight seconds off the pace.

Cavendish's Columbia team mates set up the perfect lead-out for their sprinter, who resisted Farrar's late burst of speed to claim the green jersey for the points classification off Norwegian Thor Hushovd's shoulders.