Marcel Kittel celebrates as he wins stage one of the Tour of Britain in Liverpool ahead of Nicola Ruffoni (right) and Mark Cavendish in third (centre)

Tour of Britain 2014: Mark Cavendish third despite latest crash

Marcel Kittel emerged as the winner of the opening stage

Froome finally gained seven seconds on Contador

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Britain's Chris Froome clawed his way back into contention in the Vuelta a España yesterday after he dropped overall leader Alberto Contador on one of the race's toughest climbs, the Camperona.

Sir Bradley Wiggins will attempt to defend his Tour of Britain crown

Tour of Britain 2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins bids to defend title as Mark Cavendish returns to British roads against rival Marcel Kittel

Cavendish crashed out of the Tour de France the last time he competed on British soil

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Bradley Wiggins

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British cyclist Christopher Froome of SKY and Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde of Movistar at the Tour of Spain

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After crashing three times in the Tour de France and being forced to abandon as a result of his injuries, Britain’s Chris Froome might have had reason to hope that his run of accidents had finally ended. But on Friday as Froome fell heavily at the Vuelta a Espana, he was proved wrong.

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Chris Froome back in the saddle but quick to play down his chances

Briton’s post-crash fitness will be put to test on his return to action in Spain’s Grand Tour

Defending champion Chris Horner was pulled out by his Lampre-Merida team on medical grounds

Vuelta a Espana 2014: Withdrawal of Chris Horner gives Vuelta organisers a headache

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Vicente de Mateus and Enrico Rossi had to be separated after colliding towards the end of the sixth stage

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Tinkoff-Saxo sign Tour de France green jersey holder Peter Sagan on three-year deal

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