Result: Mark Cavendish wins stage four of the Tour of Britain

Result: Cavendish wins stage four of the Tour of Britain
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Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish secures first spot in stage four of the Tour of Britain this afternoon.

Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish has followed up his victory in stage three of the Tour of Britain on Tuesday with first spot in stage four this afternoon.

The 27-year-old finished first ahead of second-placed Steele Vonhoff and third-placed Leigh Howard, while Russell Downing and Luke Rowe finished sixth and 10th respectively.

Stage four of the eight-stage race - where riders battled the weather - took the competitors 97 miles from Carlisle to Blackpool.

The world champion has taken the gold jersey from Howard, who won stage two on Monday.

Mark Cavendish
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