Mark Cavendish wins stage one of Tour du Poitou Charentes

Manxman Mark Cavendish takes first win since crashing out of the Tour de France in July

Mark Cavendish on stage one of the Tour de l'Ain 2014
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won the sprint at the end of stage one of the Tour du Poitou Charentes in France on Tuesday.

It's the Manxman's first victory since crashing out of the Tour de France and sustaining a shoulder injury.

Cavendish took the stage win ahead of Maxime Daniel (Ag2r) and Roy Jans (Wanty) in third in La Ronde after 192.4km of racing.

Cavendish has been confirmed to start the 2014 Tour of Britain, commencing in Liverpool on September 7.

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