Mark Cavendish wins Tour de France 2016 stage one to wear yellow jersey

Mark Cavendish puts in perfect sprint on opening stage to take his first ever Tour de France yellow jersey - Alberto Contador and Geraint Thomas caught in crashes

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish wins Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) won the opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France at Utah Beach on Saturday.

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) placed second behind the Manxman, with world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in third. British Tour debutant Dan McLay (Fortuneo Vital Concept) finished in ninth.

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