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Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France after causing crash at end of fourth stage

Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France after causing crash at end of fourth stage

World champion Peter Sagan was disqualified from the Tour de France for causing a serious crash in a chaotic sprint finish on Tuesday that left Mark Cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and eventually withdrawing from the competition.

About 50 yards from the end of Stage 4, Sagan elbowed Cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way.

Cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the British sprint specialist, a winner of 30 Tour stages.

“We have decided to disqualify Peter Sagan from the 2017 Tour de France after the tumultuous sprint here in Vittel, where he endangered several riders, including Mark...

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