Peter Sagan Disqualified from Tour de France After Mark Cavendish Crash

Oeter Sagan sprints next to Arnaud Demare on stage four of the Tour de France

President of the race commission Philippe Marien said: We've made a decision to disqualify Peter Sagan from the Tour de France 2017 as he endangered some of his colleagues seriously in the final metres of the sprint which happened in Vittel. Marien said they were applying UCI race rules that allow them to disqualify riders in "serious cases".

Following Demare's wheel in a greatly reduced sprint, Sagan had veered across road and then appeared to flick his right elbow towards Cavendish's face.

Cavendish did finish the stage but later left his Dimension Data team bus with his arm in a sling as he was taken to hospital by ambulance.

"I get on with Peter well", a dignified Cavendish added of the role Sagan played in his crash. If he came across it's one thing, but the elbow...

After the crash, Sagan went over to see how Cavendish was and patted him on the back, while the British rider showed him his wounds. "The guys put me in a fantastic position, and I felt good". Like i said I get on with Peter.

Sagan managed to remain upright after the collision and had initially finished in the runners-up spot, lifting him to second in the general classification, 7sec behind Team Sky's Thomas. "I definitely need stitches in this finger, it's bleeding a lot", he said.

Cavendish, a 30-time Tour stage victor, had recovered from a long bout of illness to make it to the Tour this year as he sought to close in on Eddy Merckx's all-time record of 34 Tour stage wins.

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Bora-Hansgrohe coach Patxi Vila says he hopes Mark Cavendish will be okay after what he describes as a "pretty nasty finish" on Stage 4 of the Tour de France.

Unable to react, Germany's John Degenkolb (Trek Segafredo) and Britain's Ben Swift (UAE Team Emirates) both ploughed into Cavendish's prone body before flying over their handlebars.

The Manxman fell heavily after taking a nudge from world champion Peter Sagan in the final 100 metres in Vittel.

"It's fantastic, beating all the best sprinters like that at the Tour de France is something I'd hoped for, for a long time", said Demare. "The crash happened right in front of me". Demare's win ended a long wait for the home fans, with the previous French victory in a bunch sprint at the Tour being won by Jimmy Casper in Stage 1 in Strasbourg in 2006.

Also happy is Thomas, who will wear the leader's jersey for today's fourth stage, which takes the peloton on a 207.5km route from Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel.

Tomorrow's fifth stage takes the Tour another 160.5 kilometers from Vittel to La planche des belles filles.

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