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Cavendish wins 13th Giro stage; Nibali keeps lead

Updated: May 17, 2013, 12:51 PM ET
Associated Press

CHERASCO, Italy -- Britain's Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory in the 13th and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali kept the overall lead, boosting his chances of winning his home country's biggest cycling race for the first time.

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal withdrew before the stage. Wiggins's team cited a "worsening chest infection." Hesjedal is more than 32 minutes behind and his team says he pulled out ...

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