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2014 Tour de France
101st edition: July 5- July 27, 2014

Stage 1 results and photos

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Saturday, July 5: Stage 1, Leeds - Harrogate, 190.5 km

Live Updates | Stage 1 photos | Stage 1 profile and map |

Stage 1 finish

Marcel Kittel wins stage 1. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage one rated ascentRated ascents:

The Race: A hard, hilly day in Yorkshire yielded German sprinter Marcel Kittel as the first Yellow Jersey of the year. Just as the sprinters were getting going, a bad crash took down Mark Cavendish and Simon Gerrans, slowing much of the peloton. A few were ahead and safe and Kittel was the fastest of them.

A last-minute flyer by Fabian Cancellara almost won the day, but he was caught within sight of the finish.

A savvy escape that started a almost the drop of the flag let the oldest rider in the peloton, Jens Voigt, hoover up the lion's share of the KOM points. For a report of the stage in detail, please see our stage 1 live-updates.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 40.2 km/hr

1 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 4hr 44min 7sec
2 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE
3 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP
4 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR
5 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO
6 Christopher Froome TEAM SKY
7 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA
8 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING
9 José Joaquin Rojas  MOVISTAR TEAM
10 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE
11 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING
12 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
13 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM
14 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING
15 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE
16 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE
17 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY
18 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL
19 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
20 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL
21 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING
22 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO
23 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
24 Alejandro Valverde MOVISTAR TEAM
25 Janier Alexis Acevedo  GARMIN - SHARP
26 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
27 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING
28 Richie Porte TEAM SKY
29 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM
30 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
31 Rui Alberto Costa  LAMPRE - MERIDA
32 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM
33 Haimar Zubeldia TREK FACTORY RACING
34 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM
35 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
36 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
37 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
38 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM
39 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING
40 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING
41 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR
42 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR
43 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP
44 Andy Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING
45 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM
46 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO
47 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING
48 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY
49 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
50 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
51 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING
52 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING
53 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
54 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
55 Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING
56 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
57 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP
58 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR
59 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
60 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING
61 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
62 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE
63 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM
64 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
65 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA
66 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR
67 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM
68 John Darwin Atapuma  BMC RACING TEAM
69 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE
70 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM
71 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING
72 Egor Silin TEAM KATUSHA
73 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA
74 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM
75 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING
76 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA
77 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR
78 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
79 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
80 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE
81 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
82 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM
83 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY
84 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING
85 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE
86 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
87 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
88 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
89 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
90 Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
91 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR
92 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL
93 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
94 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING
95 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR
96 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
97 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP
98 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR
99 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
100 Luis Angel Mate COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
101 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR
102 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
103 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
104 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM
105 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY
106 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR
107 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM
108 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY
109 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
110 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL
111 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
112 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
113 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA
114 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
115 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL
116 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE
117 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
118 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
119 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING
120 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR
121 William Bonnet FDJ.FR
122 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE
123 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM
124 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE
125 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
126 Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA
127 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM
128 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM
129 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING
130 Xabier Zandio Echaide TEAM SKY
131 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA
132 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA
133 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP
134 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM
135 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM
136 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
137 Sergio Paulinho TINKOFF-SAXO
138 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR
139 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
140 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
141 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR
142 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE
143 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO
144 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
145 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
146 Stef Clement BELKIN PRO CYCLING
147 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM
148 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING
149 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
150 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR
151 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING
152 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE
153 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE
154 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE
155 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE
156 Jesus Hernandez TINKOFF-SAXO
157 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO
158 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING
159 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
160 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA
161 Marc Marino Jean CANNONDALE
162 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
163 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP
164 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE
165 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL @ 1min 28sec
166 Danny Pate TEAM SKY + 01' 30''
167 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA
168 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO
169 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
170 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 01' 38''
171 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 01' 50''
172 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
173 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM + 01' 54''
174 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 02' 05''
175 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE
176 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE + 02' 10''
177 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE
178 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 15''
179 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 22''
180 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 02' 25''
181 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
182 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL + 02' 29''
183 Gregory Henderson LOTTO-BELISOL
184 Edward King CANNONDALE
185 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 02' 39''
186 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 42''
187 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR + 02' 46''
188 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 49''
189 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03' 11''
190 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP + 03' 20''
191 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 03' 37''
192 Mark Cavendish OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 03' 39''
193 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA + 03' 47''
194 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP + 04' 15''
195 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 08' 52''
196 Sacha Modolo LAMPRE - MERIDA
197 Ariel Maximiliano Richeze  LAMPRE - MERIDA + 14' 09''
198 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP  

GC after Stage 1:

1 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 4hr 44min 7sec
2 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE
3 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP
4 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR
5 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO
6 Christopher Froome TEAM SKY
7 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA
8 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING
9 José Joaquin Rojas Gil  MOVISTAR TEAM
10 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE
11 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING
12 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
13 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM
14 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING
15 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE
16 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE
17 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY
18 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL
19 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
20 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL
21 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING
22 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO
23 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
24 Alejandro Valverde MOVISTAR TEAM
25 Janier Alexis Acevedo GARMIN - SHARP
26 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
27 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING
28 Richie Porte TEAM SKY
29 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM
30 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
31 Rui Alberto Costa  LAMPRE - MERIDA
32 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM
33 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING
34 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM
35 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
36 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
37 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
38 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM
39 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING
40 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING
41 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR
42 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR
43 Jelte Slagter Tom GARMIN - SHARP
44 Andy Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING
45 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM
46 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO
47 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY
48 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
49 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
50 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING
51 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING
52 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
53 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
54 Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING
55 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
56 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP
57 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR
58 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
59 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING
60 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
61 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE
62 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM
63 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
64 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA
65 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR
66 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM
67 John Darwin Atapuma  BMC RACING TEAM
68 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE
69 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM
70 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING
71 Egor Silin TEAM KATUSHA
72 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA
73 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM
74 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING
75 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA
76 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR
77 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
78 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
79 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE
80 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
81 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM
82 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY
83 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING
84 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE
85 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
86 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
87 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
88 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
89 Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
90 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR
91 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL
92 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
93 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING
94 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR
95 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
96 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP
97 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR
98 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
99 Luis Angel Mate   COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
100 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR
101 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
102 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
103 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM
104 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY
105 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR
106 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM
107 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY
108 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
109 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL
110 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
111 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
112 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA
113 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
114 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL
115 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE
116 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
117 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
118 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING
119 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR
120 William Bonnet FDJ.FR
121 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE
122 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM
123 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE
124 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
125 Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA
126 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM
127 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM
128 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING
129 Xabier Zandio Echaide TEAM SKY
130 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA
131 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA
132 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP
133 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM
134 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM
135 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
136 Sergio Paulinho   TINKOFF-SAXO
137 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR
138 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
139 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
140 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR
141 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE
142 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO
143 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
144 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
145 Stef Clement BELKIN PRO CYCLING
146 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM
147 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING
148 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
149 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR
150 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING
151 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE
152 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE
153 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE
154 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE
155 Jesus Alberto Hernandez  TINKOFF-SAXO
156 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO
157 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING
158 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
159 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA
160 Marc Marino Jean CANNONDALE
161 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
162 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP
163 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE
164 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 00' 20''
165 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL + 01' 28''
166 Danny Pate TEAM SKY + 01' 30''
167 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA
168 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO
169 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
170 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 01' 38''
171 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 01' 50''
172 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
173 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM + 01' 54''
174 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 02' 05''
175 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE
176 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE + 02' 10''
177 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE
178 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 15''
179 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 22''
180 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 02' 25''
181 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
182 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL + 02' 29''
183 Gregory Henderson LOTTO-BELISOL
184 Edward King CANNONDALE
185 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 02' 39''
186 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 42''
187 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR + 02' 46''
188 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 49''
189 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03' 11''
190 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP + 03' 20''
191 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 03' 37''
192 Mark Cavendish OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 03' 39''
193 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA + 03' 47''
194 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP + 04' 15''
195 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 08' 52''
196 Sacha Modolo LAMPRE - MERIDA

Points Classification:

1 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 45 points
2 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 45
3 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR 39
4 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP 30
5 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO 22
6 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 20
7 Christopher Froome TEAM SKY 20
8 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA 18
9 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 17
10 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 16
11 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 15
12 Joaquin Rojas Gil José MOVISTAR TEAM 14
13 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE 12
14 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL 11
15 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING 10
16 Mark Cavendish OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 9
17 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 8
18 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR 8
19 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 7
20 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 6
21 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE 6
22 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE 5
23 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING 4
24 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE 4
25 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL 3
26 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE 2
27 Gregory Henderson LOTTO-BELISOL 2
28 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 4 pts
2 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 1
3 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 1
4 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 1

Young Rider Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 4hr 44min 7sec'
2 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR
3 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
4 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
5 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
6 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR
7 Jelte Slagter Tom GARMIN - SHARP
8 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
9 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING
10 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
11 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE
12 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
13 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM
14 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
15 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
16 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
17 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
18 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP
19 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
20 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO @ 1min 30sec
21 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 01' 38''
22 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 02' 05''
23 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 02' 25''
24 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 42''
25 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 49''
26 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03' 11''
27 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 08' 52''

Team Classification:

1 TEAM SKY 14hr 12min 21sec
2 TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA @ same time
3 BELKIN PRO CYCLING
4 GARMIN - SHARP
5 TINKOFF-SAXO
6 MOVISTAR TEAM
7 AG2R LA MONDIALE
8 ORICA GREENEDGE
9 TREK FACTORY RACING
10 BMC RACING TEAM
11 IAM CYCLING
12 ASTANA PRO TEAM
13 TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
14 BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
15 TEAM EUROPCAR
16 LOTTO-BELISOL
17 FDJ.FR
18 TEAM KATUSHA
19 LAMPRE - MERIDA
20 CANNONDALE
21 COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
22 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP

Live updates:

Weather in Leeds @ 12:30 local time: 15C (59F), lots of blue sky. Wind from the west at 31 kph (19 mph), 64% humidity, some clouds, no chance of rain.

Km 12 (4:14 PDT): Good Day. All 198 riders started. Already we have a break: Jens Voigt (Trek), Nicolas Edet (Bretagne) and Benoit Jarrier (Cofidis) with the peloton 2min 15sec behind. The trio attacked from the gun and seemed to gain the almost immediate consent of the peloton. So far, there seems to be no interest in chasing. Lotto Belisol (André Greipel is staying near the front) and Giant-Shimano are leading the peloton with Omega-Pharma close at hand.

As the race goes through the town of Otley the crowds are big and enthusiastic. This is the fourth British visit for the Tour. The first being the badly received 1974 stage in Plymouth.

Km 31: The trio leads the peloton by 2min 40sec. FDJ sprinter Arnaud Demare just got a quick bike change and was safely paced back to the peloton by a teammate.

Km 42: Break member Nicolas Edet suffered a mechanical, got a new bike and motored back up to Voigt and Jarrier. The gap between the trio and the pack is 3min 7sec. Jens Voigt is the oldest rider in this year's peloton. He'll turn 43 in September. This is his 17th Tour participation, equalling the record held by George Hincapie and Stuart O'Grady.

Km 57: Romain Bardet(?), riding near the back of the peloton, looked to touch wheels and fell. Sky's mechanic generously got his bike working and the rider was soon up and chasing. The gap to the trio sits at 3min 14sec. Giant-Shimano and Lotto remain at the front. The Tour is passing a flock of yellow painted sheep.

Km 64: Coming to the 2014 Tour's first rated ascent, the 4th category Cray. There's just a single KOM point available. The roads are very narrow with stone walls near the verge and when the pack slows on a hill, some riders in the back of the pack have to slow to almost a stop.

Km 68: The crowds at the top of the Cray are thick. Voigt led out the sprint to the top and Edet, looking to win the single KOM point in play had trouble getting by because of the narrow path through the spectators lining the road. He did, but Benoit Jarrier surprised Edet and was first to the top.

Km 77: Jens Voigt takes off to take the 20 sprinter's points in the 2014 Tour's first intermediate sprint. He puts his head down and keeps going. Now Edet and Jarrier, surprised, have to chase down one of cycling's hardest, toughest men. Cannondale is lined up back in the peloton, looking to help Sagan get some of the remaining sprint points. But Bryan Coquard beat both Greipel and Sagan. Cavendish was fourth in the field sprint.

Km 86: Through the feed station, Voigt is gone, 30 seconds ahead of Edet and Jarrier and 4min 56sec ahead of the peloton. Voigt has 104 km (about 64 miles) to go to the finish. Voigt's DS Alain Gallopin said that Voigt attacked after the intermediate sprint to stay away for the remaining two climbs and therefore take the polka-dot jersey. Voigt is pounding away, thrashing his bike. It's not pretty, but at km 91 he's now a full minute ahead of Edet and Jarrier.

Km 104: Over the third category Buttertubs, Voigt is alone and going through a defile of huge crowds. He crests the mountain 3min 14sec ahead of Edet, Jarrier is not too far behind. The peloton is at 4min 22sec. Some of the peloton has had to come to a halt because of the ultra narrow path through the spectators.

Km 120: Edet and Jarrier have been caught by the peloton, now 2min 58sec behind Voigt, who is pressing on to the third category Grinton Moor ascent. The Buttertubs climb has caused a split in the peloton with Joaquin Rodriguez, Thibaut Pinot, Chris Horner among the dropped riders. The Rodriguez group is a minute and a half behind the Froome/Contador main peloton. Is Rodriguez' Tour over already?

Km 130: Voigt was first over the Grinton Moor ascent. But his lead is getting smaller (he went up the Grinton Moor in his lowest gear), now just 34 seconds. Voigt will be in polka-dots tonight, the 2014 Tour de France's first King of the Mountains. Saxo-Tinkoff and BMC have put riders on the front, perhaps to make sure Joaquin Rodriguez stays off the back. Both Froome and Contador are staying alert and near the front. Voigt was caught shortly after the crest of the Grinton Moor. Vincenzo Nibali has just shown up near the front.

Km 140: The chasing Rodriguez group can see the peloton when the road straightens. The gap is down to 25 seconds. In the Rodriguez group is Alessandro Petacchi, an important member of Mark Cavendish's leadout train. Lotto-Belisol is spending watts like madmen at the front, making sure André Greipel is in contention for the sprint and the first yellow jersey.

Km 145: The Rodriguez/Petacchi/Horner group has caught the peloton, which has slowed. Average speed of the stage so far is 38.3 km/hr.

Km 162: Nope, Petacchi as well as Elia Viviani and Sacha Modolo have not made it back to the main peloton. At the front it's Omega-Pharma, Lotto-Belisol and Tinkoff-Saxo. With the moderate pace, the riders are all bunched up. Arnaud Demare's leadout man Mickaël Delage along with Elia Viviani and Ji Cheng (the first Chinese Tour participant) have just rejoined the peloton.

Km 175, 16 to go: Lotto-Belisol is starting to line up. Peter Sagan is riding next to André Greipel. Belkin riders Lars Boom and Stef Clement have crashed. Cannondale and Katusha and Omega Pharma are lining up at the front as well.

Km 180: OK, here we go, the speed is going up and the pack is starting to line out. Riders are trying to move up. Astana is leading the pack on the left, Katusha to the right. Leadout riders are looking back for their prime sprinters. Peter Sagan is well positioned. Who will get the first yellow jersey?

Km 184: Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) is leading the pack. The road is rolling and Katusha can't keep up. Omega Pharma (6 riders in a line) with Cavendish has taken over. Another rise in the road and the pack is zooming. Giant-Shimano is trying to come up to Omega Pharma.

Bam! Fabian Cancellara has gone clear. What a move.

A crash! Cavendish (looks like Simon Gerrans and Cavendish were leaning on each other with Cavendish trying to go through a hole that wasn't there) is holding his shoulder and looking to be in much pain. This doesn't look good.

Cancellara is caught.

It's a drag race between the remaining upright sprinters and Marcel Kittel beats Peter Sagan to win the Tour's first stage and yellow jersey.

Stage 1 photos:

Leeds departure

The scene in Leeds for the departure. Photo ©Sirotti

Raymond Poulidor

Oh the stories he could tell... Raymond Poulidor at the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Ag2r bikes ready to go

Ag2r bikes ready to go. Photo ©Sirotti

Thomas Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler heads to the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Arnaud Demare

Arnaud Démare. Photo ©Sirotti

Andrew Talansky

Andrew Talansky. Photo ©Sirotti

Tejay Van GArdeen

Tejay Van Garderen gets his bike to start the stage. Photo ©Sirotti

Hinault and Thevenet

If that's Beranard Thévenet walking behind Bernard Hinault, that's seven Tour wins headed to the camera. Photo ©Sirotti

Chris Froome

Chris Froome. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

He's tanned, rested and ready. Alberto Contador heads to the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish. Photo ©Sirotti

Simon Gerrans

Simon Gerrans has just signed in.

Fabian Cancellar and Frank Schleck

Fabian Cancellara and Frank Schleck

Festina car

The publicity caravan gives the Tour a lot of its color. The Festina watch car is nice, but I miss the giant fly car. Photo ©Sirotti

Tifosi

The crowds along the route were huge. Here are the fans in Harrogate.

Marcel Kittel wins stage 1

Marcel Kittel was easily the fastest of the riders who avoided the crash. Photo ©Sirotti

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish nursing his separated shoulder. Photo ©Sirotti

Marcel kittel with Princes Harry and William and KAte Middleton

Stage winner and first yellow jersey with Princes Harry, William and Kate Middleton. Photo ©Sirotti

Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel also leads the points classification. Photo ©Sirotti

Jens Voigt

Jens Voigt is appluaded by royalty as he enjoys his hard-won KOM jersey. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan is the best young rider. Photo ©Sirotti

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