Peter Sagan accepts jury's decision but disagrees
Jul 05 2017 01:02 pm CET

Peter Sagan accepts jury's decision but disagrees

The fifth stage of the 2017 Tour de France will start without Peter Sagan, who accepts his punishment but does not agree with the jury's decision.

Sagan made a brief statement in front of Bora-hansgrohe's hotel on the morning after being expelled from the Tour de France. The jury reasoned that Sagan had caused the crash of Mark Cavendish, which in turn led to those of John Degenkolb and Ben Swift.

"What can I do? I can just accept the decision of the jury but for sure I don’t agree with them because I think I didn't do something wrong in the sprint," Sagan said.

"What is bad is that Mark fell down and it's important that he can recover well. I'm sorry for that. As you see can see on the internet, it was a crazy sprint. It is not the first one like that and won’t be the last one like that. So I wish to Mark to recover well and that's it.

Bora-hansgrohe protested the decision made by the jury. As it stands however, this protest does not seem to have had any effect.
Photo of Peter Sagan (cropped) © BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages





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