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Kittel Repeats - Cavendish Crashes Out
6 Jul, 2014

German Powerhaus Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano) became King Kittel on British soil for a day today when he sprinted clear of the world's best cyclists to take stage one of the Tour de France.  Kittel who was lead out seamlessly to the line by his well drilled team kicked hard on the incline to the finish line putting Cannondales Peter Sagan into second place and Navardauskas (Garmin Sharp) into third.

Whilst this trio were busy focussing on the finish line the homecrowd favourite Mark Cavendish had become the antagoniser in a leaning match with the popular Simon Gerrans (Orica Greenedge) that ended badly for both as they took the dubious honor of the first injuries of le Tour 2014.
Cavendish quickly realisng his dirty tactics were would not be tolerated took full blame for the incident and offered up a full apology to the Aussie hardman.  Cav's injuries of a sererated shoulder and ligament damage would also be too much for the Manxman to continue and pulled the plug before the start of stage two.
Gerro who had been planning an all out assault on stage two in a bid to snatch the yellow jersey on a course that seemed tailor made for him may have to take it easy for a few days and enjoy the English countryside in the comfort of the peloton.

 

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James Dean ah no Marcel Kittel takes the first yellow of the 2014 Tour

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