The issue surrounding the exclusion of Peter Sagan in the Tour de France is coming Tuesday for the International Sporttribunaal in Lausanne. The UCI and BORA-hansgrohe, the team of world champion Sagan, made even before the hearing, an end to the dispute. “Both parties are agreed that the crash is an unfortunate and accidental event, but the UCI jury made the best decision at that time”, it sounds in a press release from the UCI.
“After seeing all the footage, including video footage that was not yet available at the time of the exclusion of Peter Sagan, both sides agreed that the crash in the Tour de France is an unfortunate and unintentional incident. The UCI-commissaires made their decision to Sagan to close based on their best judgment in the circumstances. Therefore, decided both parties to the legal battle to stop and focus on positive steps for the future,” says the UCI in a press release on Tuesday.
Peter Sagan is satisfied that the dispute of the past, he tells, on the site of the international cycling union. “The past is already forgotten, we must focus on the improvement of our sport into the future. I realize that the work of the UCI board to be particularly difficult was and am satisfied that the UCI will look at how their work in the future easier”, refers to Peter Sagan to the introduction of the ‘videoref’ in the course. “It is important to make fair decisions, even in the heat of battle.”
The Slovaak had on 4 July the Tour was abandoned after the end of the fourth stage in Vittel. According to the jury had the triple world champion with a dangerous elleboogmanoeuvre Mark Cavendish overturned in the bunch sprint. ‘Cav’ broke in that fall to his shoulder blade and was long out of battle.
For Sagan, that his mind had put on a new green sweater, was the exclusion a very bitter pill to swallow. The rider and his team Bora-Hansgrohe fought, therefore, with an urgent procedure at the BAG the exclusion, but is caught there when bone.