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Cycling: 'Cav' wins 13th stage, Contador closes gap on Froome

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Britain's Mark Cavendish won a drama-filled 13th stage of the Tour de France on Friday, as Spain's former two-time winner Alberto Contador narrowed his deficit to yellow jersey holder Chris Froome.

Omega-Pharma sprinter Cavendish, taking his second win of the 100th edition of the race and 25th of his career, dominated a two-up sprint with Slovakian Peter Sagan.

Contador, who began the day in sixth place at 3min 54sec behind Froome, finished with the same group of riders 1:08 ahead of Froome after the Briton and his Sky team were dropped in windy conditions in the closing 31 km.

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