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The tenth edition of the modern Tour of Britain is becoming a rout for British riders.
With victory for Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) on stage three and Great Britain’s Simon Yates on stage six, it was inevitable that Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) would attempt to add to a win tally begun on stage four.
The Manx Missile fired himself to victory on the brutal cobbled incline of Guildford High Street for the second consecutive year, taking his career total of victories in his home race to nine.
Photographer Paul Hayes-Watkins was on hand to capture all the action and sent these superb images, which we bring you with his kind permission.