Mark Cavendish taken to hospital after Tour of Britain crash

Manxman fell heavily after hitting Rapha Condor-JLT team car attempting to rejoin peloton after comfort break.

Mark Cavendish will be riding with team mate Kwiatkowski at the Tour de San Luis Credit Graham Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Cycling Weekly understands that Mark Cavendish  was taken to hospital following the opening stage of this year's Friends Life Tour of Britain after a mid-race crash.

Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) described his left leg as being “f****d” after the circuit race on Merseyside, but impressively still managed to finish third on the stage.

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