Stage Victory Number Four for Cavendish

Road: After the tough stage yesterday to the Col du Tourmalet, which Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) won ahead of Alberto Contador (Astana), it was time for a stage in spurternas taste. Bordeaux was the first målstad and there was Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Columbia).

After the tough stage yesterday to the Col du Tourmalet, which Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) won ahead of Alberto Contador (Astana), it was time for a stage in spurternas taste. Bordeaux was the first målstad and there was Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Columbia).

It was not entirely unexpected spurterna who had to make up for victory on the 18th stage of the Tour de France. And much less unexpected it was Mark Cavendish who was fastest.He defeated his rivals by several bike lengths and took his fourth stage victory at this year’s Tour.

The battle for the Green Jersey, Thor Hushovd continues between (Cervélo Test Team) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini). The Italian was third on the stage, it was enough to take over the Green Jersey when Thor Hushovd was not better than the 14th man to Bordeaux.

– I have been sick the last few days with bronchitis. I had a fever last night and didn’t know if I could start today. But I wanted to do it for the team, says the victory machine Mark Cavendish.

Tour de France-Stage 18:
1 Mark Cavendish (GB) Team HTC-Columbia 4:37:09
2. Julian Dean (Nzl) Garmin-Transitions
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha
5 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
6 Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
7 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
8, Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne
9. Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini
10 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi

38 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team

A total of:
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 88:09:48
2. Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:08
3 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3:32
4, Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 3:53
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto, 5:27 pm
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 6:41
7 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 7:03
8 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions 9:18
9 Roman Kreuziger (Gi) Liquigas-Doimo 10:12
10 Christopher Horner (United States) Team Radioshack 10:37

18 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 18:30

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