Cavendish "incredibly proud" to wear yellow

Mark Cavendish added the missing piece to his collection of cycling's most prestigious jerseys as victory on the opening stage of the Tour de France put him in yellow.

Having been put in the shade by rival sprinters Marcel Kittel and Andre Greipel in recent Tours, the Manxman was considered an outsider for victory at Utah Beach.

Mark Cavendish overjoyed to wear yellow after winning the opening 2016 stage

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Classy Cavendish powers to opening stage win

Mark Cavendish will wear the Tour de France's famed yellow jersey for the first time in his career after winning stage one to Utah Beach.

The Manxman outsprinted Marcel Kittel and Peter Sagan in a frantic finish to the 188km stage from Mont St Michel to claim the 27th Tour victory of his career, but the first on an opening stage.

Mark Cavendish powers through to take the opening Tour de France 2016 stage