MONTPELLIER, France — A brief look at Sunday's 15th stage of the Tour de France:
Stage: After three tough days in the mountains, Sunday was a primarily flat day, with only one small climb on the 120 miles from Limoux to Montpellier.
Winner: A fourth stage victory this year, and 19th of his career, for the Manx missile, Britain's Mark Cavendish. He edged out Tyler Farrar, of the United States, and Alessandro Petacchi, of Italy, in a bunch sprint that kept Cavendish in the green jersey of top sprinter.
Yellow Jersey: Thomas Voeckler, of France, who surprisingly held on to the lead through the Alps, had an easier time keeping it on the flat stage. He leads the older Schleck brother, Frank, by 1 minute, 49 seconds. Cadel Evans of Australia is third — 2:06 behind.
Today: The second and final rest day in the race will be a welcome break for the riders before they head to the mountains again for the crossing of the Alps.
For a related story, see Page D5 . For overall results, see Scoreboard Page D2 .
— The Associated Press