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Mark Cavendish wins 2nd stage

Updated: July 2, 2012, 2:35 PM ET
Associated Press

TOURNAI, Belgium -- Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium.

The top overall standings didn't change as defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia and fellow title contender Bradley Wiggins of Britain trailed close behind in the pack after the 129-mile ride from Vise to Tournai.

Cavendish collected his 21st ...

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