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A bus got stuck at the finish line of the Tour de France

The opening stage of the 100th TdF didn’t exactly get off to the smoothest of starts.

Credit: Peter Dejong/AP/Press Association Images

THE OPENING STAGE of the Tour de France descended into chaos today after a bus crashed into the finish line banner.

The Orica-GreenEDGE team coach got itself jammed and had to be reversed back down the road before order was restored.

Germany’s Marcel Kittel of the Argos-Shimano team won the opening stage, a 213-kilometre ride from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia in Corsica.

Kittel stole in front of Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff right on the line to win a Tour stage for the first time in his career, while Danny Van Poppel of the Vacansoleil team came in third.

Additional reporting from - © AFP, 2013

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