Mark Cavendish wins sprint finish in Dumfries

Cyclists raced from Jedburgh to Dumfries in the Tour of Britain stage.

Mark Cavendish won a sprint finish to take stage three of the Tour of Britain in Dumfries.

The 2011 world road race champion had suffered a crash in the closing stages of the opening round and finished second best in a dash for the line at Knowsley Safari Park yesterday.

However, after the peleton - lead by Team Sky colleagues Jeremy Hunt and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins - had finally reeled in the breakaway group heading into the final two kilometres, the Manx Missile was not to be denied as he sprinted clear.

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