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Mark Cavendish wins first stage in Tour of California
Mark Cavendish wins first stage in Tour of California

The first stage of the Tour of California ended with the closest finish in the race's history, with the winner decided by a tire's width. Even winner Mark Cavendish didn't know the result after crossing the finish line at the State Capitol in Sacramento. "I really had no idea who had won," the British cyclist told NBC Sports Network after the race. "I had to wait a little bit until they confirmed. I really had no idea." After almost five hours of racing on Sunday, Cavendish took the yellow jersey, edging out John Degenkolb of Germany in an outcome that had to be confirmed by video replay. Cavendish also edged out Dutch rider Moreno Hofland who...

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