Posted July 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Mark Cavendish of Britain has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Bradley Wiggins retained the yellow jersey. Friday's ride along four small hills took the pack along 138 miles from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde. Wiggins appears likely to win when the three-week race finishes in Paris on Sunday. A large black dog that crossed the road in front of riders caused a crash in the peloton involving Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Denis Menchov of Russia. All the racers who fell were able to resume. The crash occurred after about 73 miles of the stage. Gilbert, a former Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner, angrily approached the dog's owners on the side of the road but was held back by BMC team manager John Lelangue. Five years ago, Frenchman Sandy Casar won a Tour stage despite crashing because of a dog.
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