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Steady start for Cavendish

He avoids trouble in UAE Tour

Mark Cavendish finished 22nd in today's opening stage of the UAE Tour.

The Manx cyclist was able to avoid a pile up as the riders approached the finish line after 143km of racing.

He's in action again tomorrow but over a much shorter distance of 12.1km in the individual time trial.

Tim Merlier is the current Tour leader.

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