Fourth stage win for Cavendish on Tour de France

MONTPELLIER, France, (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish  delivered a textbook sprint in the finale of the 193-kms 15th  stage of the Tour de France yesterday to snatch his fourth  victory in this year’s event.

Perfectly set up by his lead-out man Mark Renshaw, the  Briton surged with 200 metres to go before the finish line in  Montpellier to easily beat American Tyler Farrar and Italian  Alessandro Petacchi.

Mark Cavendish

The win, his 19th overall in the Tour de France,  strengthened the Manxman’s top spot in the race for the green  jersey.

In the points classification, Cavendish now leads Spaniard  Jose Joaquin Rojas by 37 points and Belgian champion Philippe  Gilbert by 71 points before the second rest day in this Tour.

The overall leader’s yellow jersey remained on the back of  Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, who finished within the main pack.

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