VILLARS-LES-DOMBES, France — Mark Cavendish approached the finish line with so much speed that German rival Marcel Kittel swerved out of the way.
The "Manx Missile" easily sprinted to his fourth stage victory of this year's Tour de France on Saturday.
"I didn't see it," Cavendish said of the incident with Kittel. "I was in front of him."
Finishing in the main pack during the 14th stage, Chris Froome had little trouble holding onto the yellow jersey.
"Today's stage was quite welcome after the last few days of racing," Froome said. "It was really nice to switch off a little bit and sit on the wheels inside the...