Tour of Britain comes to Wales

The Tour of Britain cycle race has graced Wales' roads for the second and last day, with a 177km route from Machynlleth to Caerphilly. Sir Bradley Wiggins retains the overall lead after Stage Five.

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An exciting finish as Tour of Britain comes to Wales

Mark Cavendish is in top position after stage four, with a time of 4hrs 45mins 42secs Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Mark Cavendish has won stage four of the Tour of Britain cycling race, with fellow Briton Sir Bradley Wiggins remaining top of the general classification.

Today's route was a punishing 117 miles, starting in Stoke-on-Trent and coming into Wales via Wrexham.

It then crossed the region through Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy, with the finish line at Llanberis.

Sir Bradley Wiggins approaches the top of Pen-y-Pass with the Snowdon Massif in the background Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider Cavendish triumphed in a bunch sprint at the end of a challenging day.

Wiggins, meanwhile, who powered his way to the gold jersey with a dominant performance in the stage three time trial, finished in the peloton to stay in front with four stages to go.

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