Tour de France - Cavendish dislocates shoulder, escapes broken collarbone

Mark Cavendish has not suffered a broken collarbone despite a heavy fall on the opening stage of the Tour de France, with a medical bulletin saying he had dislocated his right shoulder.

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Mark Cavendish accuse le coup contre les barrières. Heureusement, pas de fracture !

Cavendish hit the tarmac after colliding with Australia’s Simon Gerrans around 200m from the finish.

The Manxman later admitted that the crash was his fault and said a final decision on his participation in the second stage would be taken on Sunday morning.

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"I'm gutted about the crash today,” Cavendish said. "It was my fault. I'll personally apologize to Simon Gerrans as soon as I get the chance.

"In reality, I tried to find a gap that wasn't really there. I wanted to win today, I felt really strong and was in a great position to contest the sprint thanks to the unbelievable efforts of my team.

"Sorry to all the fans that came out to support - it was truly incredible.”

Germany's Marcel Kittel took victory as the route travelled from Leeds to Harrogate.

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