Mark Cavendish: 'Kittel hit me on the back, but I thought he was just saying well done'

Cavendish took his 30th Tour de France stage win on Saturday's stage 14, and dismissed any complaints from Marcel Kittel that he moved off his line in the final sprint

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Mark Cavendish said he was unaware of any protestations from Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step) on the Tour de France stage 14 sprint finish, saying he thought the German was simply congratulating him when he hit him on the back.

The Dimension Data man took his fourth win of the 2016 Tour, taking his career total stage wins up to 30, but there were visible frustrations from Kittel before the line in Villars-Les-Dombes after the pair came together.

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