Cycling stars - including eight medallists from the Rio Olympics - have raced from Glasgow to Castle Douglas as the Tour of Britain got under way. The opening stage of the week-long event is the only one in Scotland. Riders left Glasgow and headed south. The route took in Kilmarnock, Auchinleck, Cumnock and Dalmellington. Mark Cavendish, a favourite to win, crashed on the final corner with Andre Greipel winning the opening stage for Lotto Soudal. Cavendish rode away from the crash, which also involved Team Sky's Elia Viviani
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