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Cavendish wins stage; Lance in 3rd

Updated: July 7, 2009, 11:47 AM ET
Associated Press

LA GRANDE-MOTTE, France -- If age is Lance Armstrong's enemy, then experience is his friend.

With a savvy sense of the pack and a touch of luck, the 37-year-old Texan surprised some of the younger Tour de France contenders Monday to move within striking distance of the yellow jersey.

He made up for what his legs lack in power with road smarts during the breezy third stage along the Mediterranean, rising from 10th to third place.

Armstrong hitched a ride with a breakaway ...

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