Tour de France: Bora-hansgrohe protests Peter Sagan's disqualification
Jul 04 2017 11:57 pm CET

Tour de France: Bora-hansgrohe protests Peter Sagan's disqualification

Following the UCI's decision to disqualify Peter Sagan from the Tour de France, Bora-hansgrohe has decided to file an official protest.

The UCI expelled the World Champion according to article 12.1.04 / 10.2.2, related to irregular sprints. Sagan has denied having caused the crash of the English rider, arguing that he stayed on his line and was unable to see Cavendish coming.

"In the sprint I didn't know that Mark Cavendish was behind me. He was coming from the right side, and I was trying to go on Kristoff's wheel," said the Slovak. "Mark was coming really fast from the back and I just didn't have time to react and to go left. He came into me and he went into the fence.

"When I was told after the finish that Mark had crashed, I went straight away to find out how he was doing. We are friends and colleagues in the peloton and crashes like that are never nice. I hope Mark recovers soon."

As result of the crash, Cavendish was forced to abandon the Tour de France with a broken shoulder.
Photo of Peter Sagan (cropped) © BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages





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