Mark Cavendish says 'it was my own fault' after crashing out of contention in Nokere Koerse

The Manxman said it's a compliment that him not winning still makes the headlines

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Mark Cavendish says that his crash at Nokere Koerse was an 'amateur mistake' that saw him drop out of contention for the race win.

Cavendish (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was in the main group of favourites with six kilometres to go before clipping the back wheel of another rider on the final cobbled sector, causing him to crash and leaving him in a heap on the floor.

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