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Mark Cavendish pledges 2015 Tour appearance

Mark Cavendish has been on Twitter today for an impromptu Q&A session. He has been asked about his diet, racing rituals and techniques as well as his hobbies and interests.

As expected though, many fans have been asking about the shoulder injury he suffered on Stage One of the Tour de France:


.@mjmjcj it's on the mend thank you. I have some great people helping me out.

Asked whether he thought Team Sky would regret not putting Bradley Wiggans and Chris Froome in their line up, especially following Froome's injury and withdrawal, Cavendish was carefully diplomatic in his response:

But he is determined to be back up and running in good time to compete for next year's Tour.

Quarter of people want to visit Yorkshire after Tour de France

The success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire is expected to create a tourism boom in the region.

The Tour de France passes through Haworth in Yorkshire Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

A survey has shown a quarter of the country now want to visit Yorkshire. One third of people changed their opinion of the county after watching the biggest Grand Départ in history.


Verity's thanks after Yorkshire TDF success

The Chief Executive of Welcome To Yorkshire, Gary Verity, has tweeted his thanks and appreciation following Tour de France success.


One of my fav @letouryorkshire pics to Cambridge now ...heading to a town south of #Yorkshire , London ??


....and a huge thank you to the man who always believed in #Yorkshire , mon ami Christian Prudhomme .


Yorkshire pride as The Grand Départ departs

The Tour de France has left the region after a weekend when the world's biggest annual sporting event brought two and a half million spectators to Yorkshire.

There was disappointment this morning when British star Mark Cavendish confirmed he would not be racing and today's stage was won by Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali.

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But organisers say the overall winner was Yorkshire.

MORE: Organisers praise 'the grandest Grand Depart'

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