London pride for Cavendish but Boom takes overall gold

BRITAIN’S Mark Cavendish sprinted to his second stage victory in the Tour of Britain in rain-hit London while Dutchman Lars Boom won the event overall.

Cavendish (right) and HTC-Highroad team-mate Mark Renshaw secured their third one-two finish of the week on Whitehall.

But Rabobank rider Boom won the final gold jersey by 36 seconds having won two stages and finished second in two more.

Team Sky’s Steve Cummings was second after riding well in yesterday’s early time trial, won by Brit Alex Dowsett.

And another Sky man, Geraint Thomas, won the points jersey, some consolation after a midweek crash that saw him drop out of overall contention.

Cummings, however, was pleased with overall position, saying: “It’s a good result. But, with it being our home race, it would’ve been good to have won.”