Mark Cavendish withdraws from Tour of Britain after stage six crash

Injury sustained from early crash on stage six of the 2015 Tour of Britain sees Mark Cavendish withdraw from the race

Mark Cavendish, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) has withdrawn from the Tour of Britain during stage six on Friday after crashing early on in the stage.

Cavendish was involved in an incident shortly after the stage start in Stoke-on-Trent. Although he got back on his bike and continued with the stage, he later withdrew.

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