Kittel wins opening stage as Cavendish crashes

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Posted: Jul 05, 2014 11:56 AM

HARROGATE England (Reuters) - German Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the Tour de France, a 190.5-km ride from Leeds on Saturday, while Britain's Mark Cavendish crashed in the final straight and appeared to injure his right shoulder.

Slovakian Peter Sagan finished second and Lithuania's Raimundas Navardauskas took third place.

(Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Tony Jimenez)