Result: Mark Cavendish wins stage five of Tour de France

Result: Cavendish wins stage five of TdF
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Britain's Mark Cavendish wins stage five of the Tour de France.

Britain's Mark Cavendish has won stage five of the Tour de France.

The Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider finished ahead of Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen as the race went 228km from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille.

The fifth stage remained largely free of controversy until a large crash around 200m from the finish line.

Cannondale's Peter Sagan came in third place in front of Andre Greipel of Lotto-Belisol.

Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEDGE will retain the yellow jersey for stage six on Thursday.

Jan Bakelants celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the second stage of the Tour de France on June 30, 2013
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