Mark Cavendish's nemesis on last year's Tour de France says he wishes him all the best.
Marcel Kittel, who won Stage One today in Harrogate, said: "I feel sorry for him.
"It is something that nobody wants to see, especially in front of his home crowd.
"I hope to see him at the start tomorrow."
Yorkshire bids au revoir to the tour after two days of great racing.
A look at some of the key events in the history of the Tour de France.
The world's greatest bike race got off to a flying start today, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the Tour de France to Britain.