BBC Sport - Mark Cavendish out of Tour de France 2014: Briton 'gutted'

Cavendish 'gutted' over Tour exit

Mark Cavendish says he is "gutted" that he is out of the Tour de France after dislocating his shoulder and suffering ligament damage in a crash near the end of stage one in Yorkshire.

The Briton, 29, collided with Simon Gerrans during the sprint in Harrogate, which was won by Marcel Kittel.

Cavendish said: "I had some optimism that the swelling would go down overnight, but it's worse this morning."

Defending champion Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates are the three remaining Britons after Cavendish's withdrawal.

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