Cavendish caught out by Tour of Britain crash

Mark Cavendish saw his chance for a stage victory on stage 3 of the Tour of Britain disappear after he was caught behind a crash that brought his teammate and race leader Petr Vakoc come down. Cavendish eventually crossed the line around three minutes behind winner Elia Viviani, while the wounded Vakoc was some 10 minutes down. It all happened so quickly that he and his teammates were at a loss as to what actually happened.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.