Video commissaires to be introduced in 2018 as UCI responds to Sagan Tour de France disqualification

Grand Tours, Monuments, and World Champs to get extra commissaire from 2018

Mark Cavendish crashes on stage four of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Video commissaries will be used in races for the first time in 2018 as the UCI announced reforms in response to the case of Peter Sagan's disqualification from the Tour de France last summer.

Bora-Hansgrohe, Sagan's team, were due to take the UCI to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Sagan was disqualified from the Tour for what commissaires saw as a dangerous manoeuvre causing Mark Cavendish to crash. However the two parties settled their dispute in December, with the UCI agreeing to let commissaires use video footage in future.

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