Sky’s Chris Froome kept the overall lead as Marcel Kittel of Argos-Shimano outsprinted Mark Cavendish to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France by half a wheel after a crash on the approach to the finish.
Andre Greipel won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish after Mark Cavendish was set back by a crash. Daryl Impey became the first South African to take the race-leading yellow jersey.
Britain’s gold medal chase went awry on day one of the London Olympics when world champion Mark Cavendish finished 29th in the cycling road race. He blamed Australians for not helping chase down a breakaway.