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Dimension Data team ‘surprised’ not to be included in Peter Sagan Tour de France crash inquiry

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Mark Cavendish’s team not involved in UCI investigation that cleared Peter Sagan from being responsible for causing the crash on stage four of the Tour de France

Mark Cavendish injured after a crash on stage four of the 2017 Tour de France Credit: Yuzuru Sunada

Dimension Data team principal Douglas Ryder is seeking clarification from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) after the announcement on Tuesday that the UCI has ended the dispute with Peter Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe team relating to a crash during the 2017 Tour de France.

Sagan and Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish clashed during the bunch sprint on stage four of the race, which saw Cavendish crash heavily into a roadside barrier and exit the race due to his injuries.

At the time, the race jury decided that Sagan was at fault and he was ejected from the race.

Sagan and Bora-Hansgrohe subsequently decided to contest the decision in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The hearing at CAS was due on Tuesday, but instead both the UCI and Bora-Hansgrohe settled out of court, saying that “the crash was an unfortunate and unintentional race incident”.

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However, according to Ryder, Cavendish’s team was not involved in making this decision and had no input in the final outcome.

“As riders and teams, we want all parties to work together to make racing safe and enjoyable,” Ryder said in a

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