Mark Cavendish suffers puncture wound to his leg after 'big impact' crash at Saudi Tour

Team manager Rod Ellingworth said he's happy with the initial signs from his sprinter after two days of racing

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Mark Cavendish has suffered a puncture wound to his leg after a "big impact" crash on stage two of the inaugural Saudi Tour.

The Manx sprinter went down after 70km and needed assistance at the medical car but was soon back in the peloton, with Bahrain-McLaren marshalling the peloton for much of the final hour of racing.

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