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Cavendish targets yellow jersey in Tour opener

Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish would love to wear the 'Maillot Jaune'. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

British cyclist Mark Cavendish is aiming to win the first stage of the Tour de France, which would see him wear the yellow jersey for the first time.

In an interview with ITV.com, the 28-year-old said: “It’s everything to me to win as many stages as possible - and the green jersey – but stage 1 this year presents the first opportunity for a sprinter to wear the yellow jersey since the 60s.

“I’ve never yet worn the yellow jersey and I’m excited to try for that.”

Watch the Cavendish interview in full here

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The Queen sends congratulations to Bradley Wiggins

The Queen has sent the following message to the Chorley cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who has become the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

I send you my warmest congratulations on becoming the first British cyclist ever to win the Tour de France. Your historic achievement of claiming overall victory in this prestigious event is a great testament to the efforts of you and your team-mates.

– The Queen's message to Bradley Wiggins
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