Cavendish fined for causing Suisse sprint crash

Mark Cavendish, Heinrich Haussler and Gerald Ciolek crash, Tour de Suisse 2010, stage 4

British sprinter Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) has been penalised by the Tour de Suisse race jury for causing a crash at the end of Tuesday's stage four.

As the sprinters massed in the final run-in to the line in Wettingen at the end of Tuesday's stage, Cavendish opened up his sprint and took a line that cut across several other riders (see video clip of final kilometre below).

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