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Cavendish pipped at British road race champs

Manx Missile misses out

For the first time since 2012, the British road race champion is not a Manxman.

Mark Cavendish had to settle for the runners-up spot in Sunday's race.

Adam Blythe held off the Manx Missile in the final 20 metres to take the men's crown, his first British title.

Cavendish won the title in 2013.

Peter Kennaugh, the champion in 2014 and 2015, was ruled out after breaking his collarbone in the Tour of California.

Mark Christian, riding for Team Wiggins, didn’t finish, neither did brothers Leo and Tom Mazzone.

In the women’s road race, Anna Christian came 35th for the Wiggle High Five Team, finishing 41 seconds behind the winner, Hannah Barnes.