Manx Missile Mark Cavendish crashes out of Tour

  • 5 July 2017
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Britain's Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France after breaking his right shoulder in a crash.

The 32-year-old from the Isle of Man collided with the world champion Peter Sagan before hitting the barriers in a sprint finish.

Cavendish, who is just five stage wins away from a Tour record for the most victories, said he was "massively disappointed".

The race doctor says Mark, who won a silver medal at the Rio2016 Olympic Games, needs rest but won't need an operation.

Peter Sagan has been disqualified from the race for dangerous riding.

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