Omega Pharma happy with their Tour despite missing Cavendish

Omega Pharma team rallied after Mark Cavendish crashed out, and will come away from the 2014 Tour de France with memorable stage wins

Tony Martin wins stage nine of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

The Tour de France continues with stage 19 today, nearly three weeks since Mark Cavendish crashed and abandoned on home roads in Harrogate. His absence could have left Omega Pharma-Quick Step empty-handed, but the team came away "happy" all the same.

"Of course, yes, it's a big loss to lose your star on day one," team boss, Patrick Lefevere told Cycling Weekly.

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