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Mark Cavendish wins Tour fifth stage

Updated: July 6, 2011, 3:48 PM ET
Associated Press

CAP FREHEL, France -- Mark Cavendish of Britain won a windy and crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint on Wednesday, while Thor Hushovd of Norway kept the leader's yellow jersey.

Defending champion Alberto Contador fell in a crash and RadioShack rider Janez Brajkovic broke his collarbone and pulled out of the race during the 102-mile stage from Carhaix to Cap Frehel on the English Channel.

Cavendish, a sprint specialist, collected his 16th career Tour ...

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