Cavendish Sprints To First Stage Win In Tour Of Britain

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Reuters
Briton Mark Cavendish won his first stage of the Tour of Britain on Wednesday after a fierce sprint finish into Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon in Wales.

Current world champion Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) at the start of stage 18 of 2012 Tour de France in Blagnac (Haute-Garonne). He would eventually win the stage in Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corr├Ęze).

Briton Mark Cavendish won his first stage of the Tour of Britain on Wednesday after a fierce sprint finish into Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon in Wales.

The British road race champion finished the fourth stage ahead of stage one winner Elia Viviani and Steele Von Hoff.

Eleven riders broke away from the peloton early in the stage as it travelled from Stoke-on-Trent but the gap was bridged with a kilometre to go to set up a sprint to the line.

Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead with his team mate Ian Stannard in second place.