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July 5/14 15:19 pm - Tour de France: Stage 1 report and results

Posted by Editoress on 07/5/14

As he did in 2013, Marcel Kittel won stage 1 of the Tour de France as he avoided the chaos. The dream in yellow of hot favorite Mark Cavendish ended with a nasty crash 300 metres before the finish in Harrogate. The Brit took Simon Gerrans down, making the ambitions of the Australian to ride in yellow again after stage 2 a much more complicated task. On the other hand, Peter Sagan’s quest of the green jersey started on a high note with a second place.

Royal Grand Départ for Jarrier, Edet and Voigt
Tour de France rookie Benoît Jarrier (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) was the first attacker of the 101st edition as he went away from the gun after the ribbon cutting ceremony honored by the Duchess of Cambridge along with her husband Prince William at the Harewood House. Inspired by this royal Grand Départ, the oldest rider of the race Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) made his move and was accompanied by Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) to make it a leading trio that wasn’t chased down by the peloton. All three riders had the same ambition of hunting for King of the Mountains points and take the first polka dot jersey. Jarrier was the fastest atop the first climb and grabbed one point there but also let Voigt know that he and Edet were unbeatable in terms of speed.

Voigt takes two Frenchmen by surprise
Jarrier and Edet weren’t interested by the intermediate sprint as they didn’t feel concerned by the green jersey, so they let Voigt go for it but the German’s acceleration was made for dropping them off for good. Voigt continued his solo effort after km 77 and took two points at the top of Buttertubs Hill in front of an enormous crowd. He doubled up atop Grinton Moor Hill and allowed himself to being reined in with 59km to go while some big names struggled in the first two climbs of the Tour de France: Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida), Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale), Dani Navarro (Cofidis), Thibaut Pinot (…

Cavendish crashes, Kittel surges
After regrouping, the peloton rode on a slow motion despite a three-quarter tail wind, as if all contenders were satisfied with a bunch sprint finish. Lotto-Belisol led the pack for most of the race until Omega Pharma-Quick Step took the command with 4km to go. Fabian Cancellara (Trek) tried his luck under the flamme rouge but was reined in the last three hundred meters while Mark Cavendish caused a crash and took Simon Gerrans down with him. Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) took profit of the slightly hilly finish to outsprint Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and take the first yellow jersey again one year after he first did in Corsica at the end of stage 1.

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team press release regarding Mark Cavandish

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team confirms that Mark Cavendish underwent further examination on his right shoulder after today's crash.

The imaging underlined ligament ruptures with an AC-joint dislocation, which causes him a lot of pain. A final decision on his participation in tomorrow's stage will be taken tomorrow morning.

"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.”


Stage 1: Leeds to Harrogate, 190.5 km
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 4:44:07
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale
3 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp
4 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar
5 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Esp) Movistar Team
10 Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica GreenEDGE
11 Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Trek Factory Racing
12 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura
13 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
14 Martin Elmiger (Sui) IAM Cycling
15 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
16 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE
17 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
18 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol
19 Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
20 Jurgen van den Broek (Bel) Lotto Belisol
21 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
22 Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo
23 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp-Endura
24 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Esp) Movistar Team
25 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin-Sharp
26 Leopold König (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura
27 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling
28 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky
29 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
30 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
31 Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
32 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
33 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Esp) Trek Factory Racing
34 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
35 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
36 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
38 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
39 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
40 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
41 Thibaut Pinot (Fra)
42 Arthur Vichot (Fra)
43 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin-Sharp
44 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
45 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
46 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo
47 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Esp) Team Sky
48 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura
49 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Esp) Movistar Team
50 Jerôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling
51 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing
52 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura
53 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
54 Mathias Frank (Sui) IAM Cycling
55 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
56 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp
57 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
58 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
59 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
60 Arnoud Demare (Fra)
61 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE
62 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
63 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida
64 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida
65 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
66 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
67 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team
68 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
69 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team
70 Gregory Rast (Sui) Trek Factory Racing
71 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
72 Jose Serpa (Col) Lampre-Merida
73 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team
74 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Esp) Trek Factory Racing
75 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
76 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
77 Sebastien Reichenbach (Sui) IAM Cycling
78 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
79 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
80 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
81 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
82 David Lopez Garcia (Esp) Team Sky
83 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing
84 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale
85 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
86 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
87 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
88 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
89 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Esp) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
90 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar
91 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol
92 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
93 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
94 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)
95 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
96 Benjamin King (Aus) Garmin-Sharp
97 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
98 Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
99 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Esp) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
100 Jeremy Roy (Fra)
101 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Esp) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
102 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
103 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team
104 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky
105 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar
106 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team
107 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
108 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
109 Bart de Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol
110 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
111 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
112 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha
113 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol
114 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol
115 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale
116 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
117 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano
118 Reto Hollenstein (Sui) IAM Cycling
119 Cedric Pineau (Fra)
120 William Bonnet (Fra)
121 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale
122 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
123 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
124 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
125 Rafael Vals Ferri (Esp) Lampre-Merida
126 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Esp) Movistar Team
127 Ruben Plaza Molina (Esp) Movistar Team
128 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing
129 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Esp) Team Sky
130 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
131 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
132 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp
133 Beñat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team
134 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team
135 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale
136 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo
137 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra)
138 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
139 Jose Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura
140 Mickaël Delage (Fra)
141 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEDGE
142 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
143 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
144 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
145 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
146 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
147 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
148 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura
149 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
150 Marcel Wyss (Sui) IAM Cycling
151 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
152 Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
153 Sebastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
154 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE
155 Jesus Alberto Hernandez Blazquez (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo
156 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
157 Tom Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
158 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
159 Joaquim Rodriguez (Esp) Team Katusha
160 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale
161 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
162 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp
163 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEDGE
164 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE
165 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEDGE
166 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE
167 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
168 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
169 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
170 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
171 Johan van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp
172 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
173 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp all s.t.
174 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:20
175 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 1:28
176 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 1:30
177 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha
178 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo both s.t.
179 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura 1:30
180 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 1:50
181 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano s.t.
182 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1:54
183 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 2:05
184 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale s.t.
185 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:15
186 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2:22
187 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2:25
188 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 2:29
189 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol
190 Edward King (USA) Cannondale both s.t.
191 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 2:39
192 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Esp) Team NetApp-Endura 3:11
193 Ji Cheng (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano 3:37
194 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha 3:47
195 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 8:52
196 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 8:52
197 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 14:09
198 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team s.t.



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