'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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Millions watch Tour de France start in Yorkshire

Cycling fans - including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry - watched the start of the world's most famous cycle race in Yorkshire over the weekend. Millions of spectators lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the sprinters.