Gilbert wins dramatic Tour de France 1st stage

Updated: Jul 02, 2011, 22:15 PM IST

Paris: Belgian Philippe Gilbert of the Omega Pharma team won an incident-filled first stage of the Tour de France here on Saturday and took the race leader`s yellow jersey.

Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain was involved in a mass pile-up 9km from the finish and finished almost 90sec off the pace.

Bureau Report