THERE was no stopping the Manx missile as Mark Cavendish took his second stage win of this year's Tour de France and the 22nd of his career yesterday.
The Team Sky rider held off Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) to claim a commanding victory on the stage 18 sprint finish into Brive-la-Gaillarde.
He now equals Lance Armstrong and Frenchman Andre Darrigade for number of stage wins, joint fourth behind Eddy Merckx on the all-time greats list and his win consolidated what has been a phenomenally successful Tour for Sky. Today Bradley Wiggins stands only hours away from being crowned Britain's first ever winner of the world's most famous race.
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