stage 18 222.5KM
|16:21||Wiggins home in 19th place|
The yellow jersey was 19th over the line. He had two team-mates ahead of him - Cavendish and Boasson Hagen... and the Wiggins will wear the yellow jersey for the time trial tomorrow.
|16:20||The top five of stage 18|
Mark Cavendish has given his team a fourth stage win in the Tour that it's poised to win. The top five in stage 18 is:
1. Mark Cavendish (GBR) SKY
2. Matt Goss (AUS) OGE
3. Peter Sagan (SVK) LIQ
4. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP) RAB
5. Nicolas Roche (IRL) ALM
|16:19||Cavendish claims his 22nd stage win!|
With 1km to go, the six had a lead of 10" but the lead-out by Wiggins, that finished inside the final kilometre then set Boasson Hagen up for a stunning piece of work... but it was the world champion who absolutely stole the show by taking an emphatic win well ahead of Matt Goss...
Sanchez was the first of the escapees and he finished fourth with Roche in fifth.
Cavendish has done the sprint of his life to destroy the hopes of the escapees. The world champion has won his second stage in the 2012 Tour in absolute style!