The world champion had hoped to be reinstated but will stay excluded from the Tour

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will remain disqualified from the Tour de France, following yesterday’s crash on stage four with Mark Cavendish.

The world champion had hoped to successfully appeal the race jury’s decision after consulting his team. However the UCI said that the decision of race commissaires was not open for discussion

The Slovakian was disqualified after colliding with fellow sprinter Cavendish, who has also left the race with a broken shoulder as a result of the crash, in the stage’s closing meters.

Speaking to the press outside his team hotel in Vittel, Sagan said that he had accepted the decision.

“I have to agree with the jury’s opinion, I think I did not do anything wrong with the sprint,” said the Bora-Hansgrohe rider.

“It was bad that Mark fell, I’m sorry, I hope he’s recovering well, it was a crazy sprint, but it was not the first of its kind, and it will not be the last. That’s it,” he concluded.