Tour de France 2014: Harrogate

Tour de France 2014 will end day one in Harrogate.

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Marcel Kittel wins first stage of Tour de France

German cyclist Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the Tour de France, and British hopeful Mark Cavendish suffered a crash at the finish line.

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'Ecstasy' for Kittel as Cavendish in 'agony' over fall

Marcel Kittel won the 190.5-kilometre opening stage from Leeds to claim the yellow jersey on the opening day for a second successive year.

Cavendish was aiming to emulate Tom Simpson, Chris Boardman, Sean Yates, David Millar, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome by becoming the seventh Briton to wear the fabled maillot jaune.

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Will fall end Cavendish's tour?

Can Cavendish continue tour after fall? Credit: ITV

Mark Cavendish has been taken to Harrogate District Hospital after a dramatic fall as he made a sprint to the finish line at the end of day one in Harrogate.

The Manx rider looked in pain as he nursed his shoulder, leading to speculation that he might have seriously damaged his collar bone.

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