Mark Cavendish: ‘It took a lot of courage to eliminate the world champion from the Tour de France’

Cavendish says he respects the decision of the race jury to send Peter Sagan home from the Tour de France

Mark Cavendish speaks to the press outside his team bus in Vittel (Photo by Simon Gill/Action Plus via Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) complimented the Tour de France race jury for its courage in disqualifying the world champion, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), from the race for irregular sprinting in stage four.

Cavendish appeared at the team bus at the stage five start in Vittel, where on Tuesday he fell when Sagan edged left in the final 150 metres.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.