Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and SKY Procycling celebrates winning stage eighteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde.
Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and SKY Procycling celebrates winning stage eighteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde. Bryn Lennon - Getty Images

Cavendish equals record

BRITAIN'S Mark Cavendish produced a stunning finish to claim victory on the 18th stage of the Tour de France and equal the record number of 22 stage wins for a sprinter in the race.

The Isle of Man rider pipped Australia's GreenEDGE rider Matthew Goss, who finished second for his fourth minor placing of this year's Tour.

Cavendish's Sky team-mate and compatriot Bradley Wiggins came over the finish line seconds later with his two minutes and five seconds overall lead on British team-mate Chris Froome still intact.

Italian Vincenzo Nibali is still third overall at 2:41 after the 226-kilometre ride between Blagnac and Brive-La-Gaillarde.

Australia's Cadel Evans moved up to sixth position overall but is still 9:57 behind Wiggins.

Read more at ABC news online.



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