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The tour de France to 2016: Cavendish – the winner of the launch stage

Тур де Франс-2016: Кавендиш – победитель стартового этапаBritish Sprinter mark Cavendish became the first winner of the yellow Jersey at the 103rd version of the Large loop.

The organizers of the Tour de France decided from the first day of the three-week marathon to run the sprint “meat grinder”. Blockage in the last meters and spectacular sprint – starting day of the French race was not boring.

The day’s break had no chance to get to the finish line. The sprint teams controlled the fugitives to reach the remains of the front five kilometers to the finish.

In the traditional sprint finish featured on all the main sprinters of the Tour – the first nerves could not stand Peter Sagan, too soon rushed to attack. Get Slovak tried Marcel Kittel, but the German has paid off. Latest maximum rpm hooked up mark Cavendish to the British they didn’t bother to become a 27-time winner of stages of a Large loop and an added bonus for the rider “Dimension Data” was the yellow Jersey of overall leader.

In the second stage of the Tour de France peloton will find a few of the mountains of the fourth category and the final segment with six percent gradients.

The results of the first stage:

1. Mark Cavendish (UK, Dimension Data) – 4:14,05
2. Marcel Kittel (Germany, Etixx-QuickStep)
3. Peter Sagan (Slovakia Tinkoff)
4. Andre Greipel (Germany, Lotto Soudal)
5. Edward Theuns (Belgium, Trek-Segafredo)

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