Former world champion and Tour de France all-timer Mark Cavendish went down hard, and teammates said he sustained a concussion when he smacked his head on a wheel. Cav’s team ruled out serious neck injury, though they also announced he was diagnosed with whiplash. The British sprinter was the only rider forced out of the race in the very dumb crash, and organizers apologized. “Unfortunately, these are things that happen, said race director Stefano Allocchio. “This evening, we’ll have a technician deactivate it on the all the cars because we don’t want to risk it happening again.”

Apparently it’s still the preseason for race organizers too.