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Cavendish out of Tour of Britain as Trentin wins in Nottingham

Etixx-Quick Step's Mark Cavendish (left) crosses the Lion Bridge at Alnwick during Stage Four of the Tour of Britain from Edinburgh to Blyth. Credit: PA

Mark Cavendish abandoned the Tour of Britain on Friday following a crash as Etixx-QuickStep team-mate Matteo Trentin won stage six.

The 192.7-kilometres route traversed the Peak District National Park, from Stoke to Nottingham and Trentin beat Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka) as the duo battled for the stage win.

Etixx-Quick Step's Matteo Trentin wins Stage Six of the Tour of Britain from Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham. Credit: PA

Norwegian Boasson Hagen, the 2009 Tour of Britain winner, earned enough bonus seconds to enhance his overall lead to 13 seconds ahead of the concluding weekend of racing.

The riders making their way through Wollaton Vale, Nottingham. Credit: Mike Murray
The 192.7-kilometres route traversed the Peak District National Park, from Stoke to Nottingham Credit: Mike Murray

Cavendish, who earlier in the day was confirmed in the Great Britain team for the Road Cycling World Championships later this month, quit his national tour after a crash.

The full extent of any injuries was still to be revealed by his team.

The break away riders cycle through Matlock town centre during Stage Six of the Tour of Britain from Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham. Credit: PA
Team Sky's Ben Swift (right), Ian Stannard (centre) and Wout Poels (second left) ride through Matlock Town centre during Stage Six of the Tour of Britain from Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham. Credit: PA
The chasing group goes through Matlock town centre during Stage Six of the Tour of Britain from Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham. Credit: PA