Tour de France Report, Stage 1
“Everybody should dream in the Tour de France!” Phil Liggett
“Regardless of who is there, the Tour de France is the Tour de France.” Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish closed in on the all-time stage wins record by clinching a bunch sprint on the opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France at Utah Beach on Saturday. Cavendish timed his run perfectly to dart out from behind world champion Peter Sagan with 100 meters to go at the end of the 188km run from Mont Saint-Michel.
climbs, cresting the summit of both alone to ensure he would finish the day wearing the polkadot king of the mountains jersey.
AT THE LINE
1. Mark Cavendish
2. Marcel Kittel
3. Peter Sagan