Visconti retains Giro lead; Cavendish wins stage

Updated: May 23, 2008, 12:05 PM ET

CITTADELLA, Italy -- Britain's Mark Cavendish of the High Road team won the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 110-mile race from Modena to Cittadella on Friday.

Cavendish beat Italy's Daniele Bennati and Spain's Koldo Fernandez in a sprint finish.

Italy's Giovanni Visconti of the Quick Step team finished in the same time as Cavendish and retained the overall lead.

The three-week Giro d'Italia heads into the Dolomites on Saturday for the 121-mile 14th stage from Verona to Alpe di Pampeago.