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Debutant wins Tour de France first stage

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By Euronews
Debutant wins Tour de France first stage

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.