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Sports court CAS rejects Sagan's appeal of Tour disqualification
July 6, 2017 / 4:17 PM / 2 months ago

Sports court CAS rejects Sagan's appeal of Tour disqualification

FILE PHOTO: Cycling - The 104th Tour de France cycling race - The 212.5-km Stage 3 from Verviers, Belgium to Longwy, France - July 3, 2017 - Bora-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia wins the stage.Christian Hartmann/File Photo

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan's appeal of his Tour de France ejection stemming from a sprint collision that knocked rival rider Mark Cavendish out of the race with a broken shoulder blade.

A race jury disqualified Sagan on Tuesday.

Sagan, the current world champion and a member of Germany's Bora-Hansgrohe team, said that he did not cause the crash.

Reporting by John Miller

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