Elia Viviani wins Tour of Britain stage one in photo finish with Mark Cavendish

Opening stage of the 2015 Tour of Britain concludes with a close sprint between Elia Viviani, Mark Cavendish and André Greipel - Viviani takes early race lead

Elia Viviani

(Image credit: Watson)

Italian Elia Viviani (Sky) narrowly beat Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) to claim stage one of the Tour of Britain in Wrexham on Sunday.

After his Sky team had ridden on the front of the peloton for almost the entire duration of the stage, Viviani repaid their efforts with a victory after a twisting run-in to the finish line.

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