Team doctor plays down Mark Cavendish injury fears

Britain's Mark Cavendish injured receives medical assistance after a fall near the finish line at the end of the 190.5 km first stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France on July 5, 2014
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The Omega Pharma-Quick Step team doctor confirms that Mark Cavendish did not break his collarbone during the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.

The Omega Pharma-Quick Step team doctor has confirmed that Mark Cavendish did not break his collarbone during the opening stage of the Tour de France.

It was reported following Saturday's race that Cavendish had suffered a serious injury when he crashed with 200m left to cycle.

According to BBC Sport, "Mark Cavendish's team doctor says he has NOT suffered a broken collarbone following today's Stage 1 crash".

However, the extent of the 29-year-old's injury remains unclear while he undergoes tests in hospital.

The Tour continues on Sunday with a 201km race from York to Sheffield.

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