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Marcel Kittel wins 1st stage of Tour de France

Updated: June 29, 2013, 12:52 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica -- German rider Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the 100th Tour de France in a sprint finish with Alexander Kristoff on Saturday.

Former champion Alberto Contador was involved in a crash near to the end of the flat, 132-mile stage. Sprinter Peter Sagan was also among those hitting the ground. They were able to continue, with Contador's shoulder cut and bruised.

"I saw the crash happen to my right," Kittel said. "I knew it was serious. I knew that Mark and ...

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