24 Jul 2010

Cavendish wins 18th stage of Tour de France

6:05 am on 24 July 2010

The Briton Mark Cavendish has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 198-km ride from Salies de Bearn.

New Zealand's Julian Dean was second and Italy's Alessandro Petacchi finished third.

Spain's Alberto Contador retained the overall leader's yellow jersey, eight seconds ahead of Luxembourg's Andy Schleck.