Cycling: Mark Cavendish won a sprint finish to take the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain in Blackpool and claim the leader’s gold jersey today.
The 2011 world road race champion and Team Sky member began the stage in Carlisle on level terms with the tour’s overnight leader Leigh Howard of Orica — GreenEDGE.
But the Manx Missile made sure of his second stage win after a strong lead out by Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and Luke Rowe.
The win could prove decisive and Cavendish can strengthen his grip on the event with a good result in tomorrow’s 147km stage around Stoke.
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