Mark Cavendish out for six weeks after shoulder surgery

Mark Cavendish to have surgery on shoulder injury sustained as a result of crash on stage one of Tour de France

Mark Cavendish after a crash on stage one of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish will undergo surgery on Wednesday to correct an injury to his right shoulder sustained as a result of a crash in the finale of the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate on Saturday.

According to a statement issued by his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team on Monday, Cavendish will then be out of competition for six weeks.

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