Debutant wins Tour de France first stage

Debutant wins Tour de France first stage
By Euronews

Colombia's Gaviria takes opener for Quickstep

Fernando Gaviria has taken the opening stage of this year's Tour de France.

But the reigning champion - Sky's Chris Froome - dropped 51 seconds after crashing into a grass roadside verge five kilometers from the finish. Adam Yates, Richie Porte and Nairo Quintana also lost time.

Gaviria, a debutant from Colombia, won a bunch sprint from world champion Peter Sagan. Germany's Marcel Kittel finished third.

Stage Two will take the riders on a 182 kilometre tour of La Vendee, finishing up at la Roche-Sur-Yon.

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