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Tour de France #1: Mark Cavendish Sprints to Stage Victory and Yellow Jersey

Mark Cavendish
It doesn’t get better than this! Mark Cavendish wins stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France, the yellow jersey and the green jersey!

By Team Dimension Data,

The opening stage of the 103rd Tour de France came down to a bunch sprint in Utah Beach and Mark Cavendish gave Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka an incredible stage victory and also secured his, and our African Team’s, first ever yellow jersey of the Tour de France.

Starting in Mont-Saint-Michel, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had a clear plan of delivering Cavendish to the sprint finale with the hope of taking the stage victory and the yellow jersey. The 188km stage to Utah Beach suited the sprinters perfectly and so the 5 rider breakaway that did go clear early on, had zero chance of making it to the finish first. Continue reading Tour de France #1: Mark Cavendish Sprints to Stage Victory and Yellow Jersey