Dimension Data boss doubts Mark Cavendish will be able to start Tour de France stage five

Doug Ryder says they can only hope Cavendish will be able to continue at the Tour de France after his crash on stage four

Mark Cavendish injured after a crash on stage four of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Dimension Data says that Mark Cavendish's shoulder "does not look good" after crashing with Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and does not think that he can start in the fifth stage of the Tour de France.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.