Footage shot by a roadside spectator shows Mark Cavendish clipping a parked car during stage six of the Tour of Britain. He subsequently withdrew from the race

Video footage has emerged of Mark Cavendish’s race-ending crash during stage six of the Tour of Britain on Friday.

A roadside spectator filmed the incident on Gun Hill during the stage from Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham.

Cavendish is in a line of riders and clips the front of a gold-coloured Ford Focus hatchback parked on the right-hand side of the road.

Many riders pass the car before Cavendish glances off the side of the vehicle and falls to the ground. He subsequently retired from the race.

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A statement issued by his Etixx-QuickStep team said that the Manxman was taken to Alexandra Hospital in Stockport for medical examination.

Mark Cavendish crashes during stage six of the 2015 Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish crashes during stage six of the 2015 Tour of Britain

X-rays confirmed that Cavendish did not suffer any fractures or dislocation. After a few days rest it is expected for him to get back to training ahead of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, USA.

Cavendish was named as being part of Great Britain’s team for the road race in Richmond.

It wasn’t all bad news for Etixx-QuickStep during Friday’s stage: the Belgian team’s Matteo Trentin took the victory, the third win for the team in the 2015 race.

  • putmebackonmybike

    In fairness, Cavendish bears a good chunk of the responsibility for that one. Look at the video and notice that there is a gap in the group ahead of Cavendish and he has a clear view of everything on the road. He simply wasn’t paying attention there.

  • Mike Newman

    Cycle fans only thinking of themselves more like,
    you only have to look at the climbs to see the disrespect for the riders.

    Sweetspot cannot be blamed for this incident
    I would ask cycle fans to look at what they do!!

  • Andrew Bairsto

    Another great advert for sweetspot.

  • poisonjunction

    Why ToB management, were cars permitted to park and encroach on the road? Not a good ad for British Road Racing.