UPDATED: Peter Sagan expelled from Tour de France
Jul 04 2017 05:58 pm CET

UPDATED: Peter Sagan expelled from Tour de France

UPDATE: Following their initial decision to hand out a time punishment, the jury have now confirmed that Peter Sagan has been expelled from the Tour de France.

Sagan had initially been handed a 30-second time punishment and was moved down from 2nd to 115th place following his involvement in the sprint crash at the 4th stage of the Tour de France.

The Bora-hansgrohe rider extended his elbow in the final meters of the sprint, which resulted in Mark Cavendish hitting the fences. The Briton was then hit by both John Degenkolb of Trek-Segafredo and Ben Swift of Team Emirates.

Sagan himself appeared to realize that he had made a mistake as he immediately went to the bus of Cavendish' team, Dimension Data, to apologize for the incident.

Nevertheless, Dimension Data made an official complaint to the jury which then opted for a relatively mild sanction by penalizing Sagan with 30 seconds and moving him to the last place (115th) of the group he was in.

About an hour later however, the jury announced that it had officially expelled Sagan from the French race.

In a Twitter poll by CyclingPub, 55% of voters thought that Peter Sagan should have been disqualified for the move while 45% did not.



Photo of Peter Sagan (cropped) © BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages





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