Abu Dhabi Tour organisers blame car's automatic sensors for making it brake and cause Mark Cavendish crash

Organisers say they'll be talking to mechanics to get the sensors turned off for stage two

Mark Cavendish is assessed by medical staff after crashing on stage one of the Abu Dhabi Tour

(Image credit: Bryn LennonVelo/Tim De Waele/Getty Images)

Abu Dhabi Tour organisers say automatic sensors on the race director's car caused it to brake suddenly, causing the crash of  Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), who abandoned stage one with concussion.

Giro d'Italia organiser RCS Sport runs the Emirates race and for 2018, uses Mercedes cars for official vehicles. The incident occurred in the neutral zone at the start of stage one.

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