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Cavendish Wins, Contador Maintains Lead in Tour de France

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BORDEAUX, France - Mark Cavendish of Britain has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France while defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain has kept the overall lead.

Contador maintained his eight-second lead over Andy Schleck of Luxembourg in Friday's 123-mile ride from Salies-de-Bearn to Bordeaux. The gap is expected to widen in the crucial time trial Saturday.

The race ends Sunday in Paris.  

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