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Cavendish takes eighth stage; Kirchen keeps yellow jersey

Updated: July 12, 2008, 5:27 PM ET
Associated Press

TOULOUSE, France -- One day after doping hit cycling yet again, a team that knows the perils of drug scandals all too well sped to victory Saturday as the daunting climbs of the Pyrenees awaited Tour de France riders.

Britain's Mark Cavendish captured the eighth stage in a rain-soaked finish, his second stage victory in the three-week race.

That was only part of the story for Team Columbia. Germany's Gerald Ciolek took second place and Luxembourg's Kim Kirchen held the leader's yellow ...

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