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Cavendish wins 7th stage of Tour de France

Updated: July 08, 2011, 12:24

Overall leader Thor Hushovd of Norway celebrates on the podium of the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 226.5 kilometers (140.7 miles) starting in Dinan, Brittany, and finishing in Lisieux, Normandy, western France, Thursday July 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

CHATEAUROUX, France (AP) Mark Cavendish has won a crash-marred seventh stage of the Tour de France, while Thor Hushovd retained the yellow jersey.

A pileup toward the end of the 135-mile race south across the Loire River valley under sunny skies cost British champion Bradley Wiggins any hope for the podium. He pulled out with a broken collarbone.

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