Mark Cavendish has his third stage win of the Vuelta España, holding off a surging Haedo who nearly came over the top of Cav on the slightly uphill finish. The nervous finish caused a dramatic set-up to the final sprint with Farrar getting lost, Quickstep dropping their sprinter and Matthew Goss going deep to launch Cavendish. No change in the GC.
Stage 18 Top Three
1. Mark Cavendish (HTC)_________3h 27′ 11”
2. J.J. Haedo (Saxo Bank)__________s.t.
3. Manuel Cardoso (Foot-on)_____s.t.
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