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Solid start for Cavendish

Mark Cavendish finished a solid 42nd on the opening day of the 2012 Tour de France.

The Manx Missile completed the 6.4-kilometre prologue course in a time of seven minutes 36 seconds in Saturday’s time trial around the Belgian city of Liege.

His team-mate Bradley Wiggins was the runner up, seven seconds behind Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara.

Today’s (Sunday) stage is a 198km trek from Liege to Seraing.

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