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Cav takes first stage in Dumfries

Mark Cavendish has made a winning return to the Tour of Britain.

The Manxman, who last rode the Tour in 2007 when he won the opening two stages of the race, triumphed in the 170.3-kilometre first stage from Peebles to Dumfries yesterday (Sunday).

After emerging from a bunch sprint in Dumfries, Cavendish paid special tribute to the support from the crowd.

Today the competitors race from Kendal to Blackpool.

The tour finishes in London on September 18.

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