Tour de France DQ case of Peter Sagan heads to CAS (Video)
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Tour de France DQ case of Peter Sagan heads to CAS (Video)



Peter Sagan’s case he brought against the UCI over his sudden disqualification from this year’s Tour de France is now set to be handled in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the first week of December.


This news was confirmed by CAS at their official website while Sagan’s team has no comment regarding the hearing against UCI.


The case listed as “Peter Sagan & Denk Pro Cycling GmbH & Co. KG v. Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)”, stands for the decision UCI took to disqualify the three-time world champion from this year’s Tour de France. The drastic measure came soon after a controversial crash that involved Dimension Data rider Mark Cavendish.



How it happened?


The high-profile incident that took place during the fourth stage, left Cavendish out of the Tour with a broken shoulderblade. The first measure race organizers took against Peter Sagan was to initially dock 30 seconds and an additional of 80 points in the Green Jersey competition.  But, it was a further video analysis the one that concluded in disqualifying Sagan from the Tour.



“We’ve decided to disqualify Peter Sagan from the Tour de France 2017 after the tumultuous sprint, here in Vittel. He endangered multiple riders, Mark Cavendish and others in the final meters of the sprint. We applied article 12.104, irregular sprints, in which case commissaries are allowed to enforce a judgement to disqualify a rider. And amend a fine,” an official jury from the race announced.


The following day after the disqualification, Sagan was furious. “I don’t agree with them because I think I didn’t do something wrong in the sprint,” he said admitting that there is nothing he can do about it.


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