NIMES, France (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish has won his fourth
stage in the doping-stained Tour de France.
Cadel Evans kept the yellow jersey by finishing in the main pack
after the 113-mile 13th stage from Narbonne to Nimes. The
Australian leads Frank Schleck of Luxembourg by one second and
Christian Vande Velde of the U.S. by 38.
Earlier, the Saunier Duval team fired Italian rider Riccardo
Ricco, winner of the sixth and ninth stages. He was removed from
the race Thursday after testing positive for a version of the
banned blood booster EPO. He was the third rider to test positive
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