Sky's Mark Cavendish came from behind with a beautiful sprint to take the 18th stage of the 2012 Tour de France.
Cavendish was led out by teammates Bradley Wiggins and Edvald Boasson Hagen to the back o the breakaway group, and with about 300 m to go Cavendish made his run. The Briton showed why he is one of the best sprinters in the world, easily blowing past Peter Sagan for the victory.
This is the second stage win for Cavendish in the 2012 TdF and the 22nd of his career.
Bradley Wiggins still sits comfortably ahead of teammate Chris Froome, leading by two minutes and five seconds with just two stages to go in the tour. Barring something catastrophic in the last two stages, Wiggins should win his first Tour de France
Tejay van Garderen remains the top American in the tour, trailing Wiggins by eight minutes and thirty seconds and in fifth place. Garderen looks set to claim the Young Rider classification, leading Thibault Pinot by three minutes and sixteen seconds.