Olympic champion cyclist, Joanna Rowsell wishes Mark Cavendish a speedy recovery following news he is out of the Tour de France:
Professional cyclist Dean Downing says he is "gutted" to hear that Mark Cavendish will not compete in the remaining stages of Le Tour de France.
Cavendish crashed in the last stretch into Harrogate, dislocating his shoulder.
Mark Cavendish is out of the Tour de France following the shoulder injury he suffered on the first stage in Harrogate on Saturday, his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team have confirmed.
Final preparations are under way for this weekend's Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.
ITV News correspondent Damon Green reports from Leeds, as thousands of people gather to see the stars of cycling at tonight's opening ceremony:
Mark Cavendish says the support he's felt for his team not just from Yorkshire, but all over the UK, was "phenomenal".
The cyclist was speaking from Leeds ahead of today's opening ceremony for Le Tour de France, which starts with the Grand Depart on Saturday.
Cavendish told the media conference that those who cycled the 2007 Grand Depart from London still spoke of the atmosphere, but he said he was sure Yorkshire "would outdo that".
Cyclist Mark Cavendish, whose mother was originally from Harrogate, Yorkshire, has been chatting to the media in Yorkshire during the build-up to the opening ceremony for the 101st Tour de France.
The race gets underway on Saturday with the Grand Depart in Leeds.
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British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who had urine thrown over him today, has tweeted:
Well i think the apple juice looks far from appetising for me tonight... And I'm not taking the piss. Did that once already today. #standup
Mark Cavendish's team Omega-Pharma-Quick Step said they would not be taking any further action after urine was thrown over the British cyclist.
Veelers called for Cavendish to be disqualified after the crash, but the British cyclist was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Omega-Pharma-Quick Step's sporting director Brian Holm told Cycling Weekly's website: "I couldn't see it was urine but I thought people were quite negative. So congrats to the media for yesterday making him look like he caused the crash".